The Truth About NATLFED

Tactics – FIIN – Financial Input

Bucket Drives

Moan, groan, piss.

Standing in front of a supermarket with a nicely decorated coffee can handing out leaflets, soliciting donations and volunteer sign ups.  This is the essence of bucket driving.  Your pitch varied depending on the time of year, target of opportunity, current campaign.  Sometimes the bucket drives were scheduled as routine entity tactics.  Other times, they were last minute because the office was out of cash.

I imagine the entities are fully engrossed in their winter survival campaigns, which allegedly save an average of six lives per winter.  Maybe they save more, I do not know.  Gino just sort of came up with the number one day and it has remained ever since.

If the entity was looking for more FIIN, the higher end stores were targeted.  If more interested in VOLS, then stores near the campuses.  Places like Pathmark were good for high volume and you worked hard for a few hours but generally yielded productive results.  Walbaum’s was good for lots of money.  King Kullen was better for volunteers.  At least that was true back in the 1980s.

It doesn’t seem like a cult thing to do.  After all, cults recruit at places like airports or other places associated with transition.  That is one of the things that delineates NATLFED from other cults.  They show up at places within their communities.  They are knowledgeable, for the most part, about things going on in the communities.  People can either accept them or reject them but most people know about them.  After all, they have been in the communities for thirty years on average (not counting the post 1995 entity jumps).

This is one tactic that introduces persons directly to the organization.  How many of you were recruited from meeting someone on a bucket drive?

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