Bitcoin Funded Charity Buys Land Called “Satoshi Forest” To Support The Homeless

March 18, 2021, 5:00 PM AEST (updated March 19, 2021)

Sean’s Outpost is one of the first homeless outreach programs in the world that is primarily funded by cryptocurrency. The charity provides shelter and food to the homeless to help them get back on their feet.

Titled on reddit “some rich bitcoiner bought 8 acres of land to house the homeless” which is the private land they call “Satoshi Forest”. Co-owner Jason King is a regular presence on the Bitcoin Reddit community, where he has successfully managed to raise bitcoin funds to fuel the charity.

In response to a series of anti-homeless ordinances passed by the City of Pensacola and Escambia County, Satashi Forest was purchased in 2013. The idea was simple: to exist as a privately owned block of land, where no-one would be harassed for being homeless.

A Drawn Out Legal Battle

In 2018, after three years of legal battle against Escambia County, Sean’s Outpost was issued a permit to continue operating Satoshi Forest for the foreseeable future and it was authorised as a temporary home for the area’s homeless.

Co-founder of Sean’s Outpost, Mike Kimberl shares:

Our court case with the county determined there were things that we needed to do to come into compliance and that was to put in a driveway, put in fire extinguishers and then we had to put up fencing.

For the past three years, Satoshi Forest has been able to exist as a safe place for the homeless in the area, giving them a chance to get back on their feet. Say Kimberl:

This is not an end goal. This is not a retirement plan. Our goal is to get them back into better accommodations.

How to Donate To Support Satoshi Forest

You can donate by sending some BTC (check the website for the BTC deposit address).

Update 08/03/2021: Please note before donating that we are waiting to hear back from them directly as to whether they are still in operation.

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