I love people and helping people. And I truly dislike complaining, but Asheville is a town of artists and creative entrepreneurs, and I have come to expect a high quality of culture, beauty and unique takes on the world.
That being said, I am disappointed that when people approach me for money, it is consistently the same story: “I was out partying last night, someone stole my wallet, and I need money to get back to Knoxville.” We can do better than this! And I don’t mean naming a different city to get back to.
Be creative; take the time to explore what type of stories move people. Maybe use current events (“I am raising money to help fight HB2.” “I need money to demonstrate at a Trump rally in West Virginia (and for medical care later.)” ) I want to help you, but I need to see that you will make an effort also.
— Dan Comer