This is for anyone who has ever been touched by Jared’s AKF campaign and by his giant heart and generous spirit. Countless fans have poured out their hearts to Jared, letting him know how AKF has helped them. He has frequently been moved to tears by their stories, love, and support.
I think that this moment perfectly demonstrates what these two are all about: supporting each other and reaching out to fans who need to know that help and understanding is out there.
Those bashing Jensen for being part of YANA have made it clear that whatever support they gave AKF were not doing so to be charitable at all, they were merely supporting the celebrity not the cause.
These guys are all fighting for the same cause in different ways and to help the fans that they have been affected by so to bash one and support another makes no sense if you genuinely cared about helping people fight depression and anxiety, in fact putting down any endeavor to further the support for fans who are coping with these issues is counter to what Jared was trying to do by raising people’s awareness of it and it’s you who he would be upset by not his friends starting a new project to help fans.
AKF is an awareness and fundraising campaign while it looks like YANA will be a means of support for those who have taken the AKF message to heart and want to find the right support to help them fight. It makes sense to do that under an established charity that’s already grown from fandom. Maybe it’s stories and encounters with fans like this (link) that has made Jensen want a more ‘hands on’ involvement and maybe through his own experiences Jensen feels more connected to helping people find the right support than in talking about mental illness first hand to raise awareness of it.
There’s not one cancer charity because there’s not one aspect of fighting cancer. There’s research & development, fundraising & awareness, support, treatment etc and it’s the same here. They are separate campaigns for the same cause that compliment not compete with each other and I’m sure they have all got together at some point to talk things over because they are friends who also compliment and don’t compete against each other.
In addition to the fund that we have started, we are ALSO going to work with that guy named Misha Collins (maybe you’ve heard of him) and his wonderful charity “Random Acts” to increase our reach and accomplish things that we simply could not accomplish alone. We’ve learned, after all these years, that things are better when we’re all working together.
After THIS and Jensen saying that Misha mentioned this idea to him awhile back and he agreed to help him along during the livestream, do we need another evidence that they are all working together for the same cause that is for the fans and the people in need? That this was all being planned by all of them from the beginning? Because they are all angels with a big heart? Okay so everyone can stop being assholes now thanks.