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My Final Chapter of beremedy

It’s not often that you get to wake up each day to work on a vision that could truly change the world.

Building beremedy has been just that. Over the past 5 years I’ve seen the very best of humanity. I’ve experienced complete strangers race to help thousands of people they’ve never met in all kind of situations:

  • Inside disasters like Haiti 2010
  • Give beds, diapers, refrigerators, clothes, etc on a daily basis
  • Pack out bars to provide heart medicine to keep a man alive

I couldn’t be more proud of what we built. Constantly I’ll have strangers find me in public to say they know someone who has donated through beremedy and the impact it had on their lives. One day on vacation in California, a guy named Brent Almond commented on my Instagram picture & told me to meet him on the beach I was walking by. We met so he could ask about a pair of shoes he bought for someone in Georgia! Then, there are moments sitting in a living room with a family who just received a refrigerator seeing that it literally changed their life that make you pause and understand that humanity really is good.

It’s truly the greatest model in the world, helping your neighbor.


Thank you to everyone who has believed in me and believed in this concept. 

Almost everyone reading this post has been part of beremedy in some way. beremedy only existed because of you! I can’t thank you enough. A special thanks to our amazing team & everyone who showed up on Tuesday nights and poured your heart and soul into this!

As many of you have noticed, things have been different lately. I thought the right thing to do was to not say anything and let things evolve. However, it’s caused confusion and people have been asking me lots of questions. Unfortunately, I can’t answer them all. I don’t know why no one has been helped the past few months or why updates aren’t coming out. It breaks my heart.

A couple months ago, some tough decisions were made. As a result, my time at beremedy is done.

To be clear, I sacrificed my entire life to build it. I quit my job. I slept on couches. I looked friends, family and strangers in the eye and asked them to give money because I believed in this so much. I still believe in it as much as the day I started! I would never leave beremedy unless there was no other option.

What’s next for beremedy?

When beremedy began it was one guy tweeting needs and driving all over Georgia to pick up and deliver the items. Over the past 4 years the concept has been proven in Atlanta, GA and Bend, OR. Every single need posted has been met in both cities. It’s received extensive media coverage ranging from CNN to TED Talks to local news stations. The platform has been built that has been long promised! There is an infrastructure and team in place to execute it all.

Everything is there that’s needed for the organization to be a huge success. It’s finally in a place to do everything I dreamed that it could. It will continue to go and hopefully help people long after I die.

What’s next for me?

I have a vision for my life and it didn’t start or end with beremedy. Philanthropy and faith are at the core of my life and will continue to be. I have a huge list of great ideas that range from apps to tv shows to social movements. And they will come to life!

Much will be unfolding over the next few weeks and months. I’ve already began working on a few things and I will begin to post thoughts on my next steps as early as tomorrow. I will need your help because they are all bigger than myself.

Now that this has been unveiled, I feel like a huge weight is lifted off me. I’m ready to explode with excitement for the future! I’ll be less vague, more transparent and you know where it find it all.. twitter — instagram

Something I need to know about?

Know something great happening that you think I should know about or someone I should connect with? Send me an email or tweet me @blakecanterbury.

As a farewell, here are a few pictures from some great moments. I was just a kid here!






  • Lisa

    I am so proud of you Blake! Ever since you were a young child you were helping in anyway that you could. I still have a report that you wrote in third grade saying what you wanted to be when you grew up. You wanted to be someone that helped other people, you wrote this when you were only eight years old. I’m so proud of you.!! Blake,
    I know the future holds great things for you, may the Lord bless you and all that you do, I love you mom!!!!

  • Jeremy Cowart

    Excited for you man… I know you’ll kill whatever is next! Congrats on all the success and lives changed with BeRemedy over the years!

  • Pattie Baker

    Blake: That was beautiful and so heartfelt. Please know that everything you’ve done has made you who you are and who are yet to be. All the seeds you’ve planted matter, and they will grow as they are meant to grow. Also realize that your heart is telling you to step aside so that you don’t block someone else who needs to stand where you stand right now. You are being called elsewhere. Trust the journey.

  • Matt LaBorde

    Proud of you bro! It’s been so cool to just sit back and see all God has done through you. I know it will be no different in this next season. I can’t wait to see all God has in store for you and know your best days are ahead! Let me know if there’s ever anything I can do to help!

  • Joe Sumrall

    We are proud of you and excited to see what is next!
    Joe and Sally Sumrall

  • Andrew Hoffman (@BeTheLink)

    Blessings are you embark on your next journey and process the journey that led to the transition. There is no doubt that the transformation you saw, lessons you learned, and the hardships you faced on the route to now have prepared you for what’s next. As you know, BeRemedy was never about you, only what God wanted to accomplish through you.

    If you ever want to be an advisory with the NeighborLink Network, don’t hesitate to contact me. I always need folks that know this space and are passionate about connecting neighbors in need with neighbors looking to help.

    Grace and Peace, Andrew

  • Jen

    I wouldn’t expect anything less than greatness. You have always had a huge heart for others and I know your brain is full of brilliant ideas that will help those in need. I know your capable of overcoming the obstacles and finding a means to make it happen. Always thinking and praying for you my dear friend.

  • Josh Deyton

    Excited for you friend, and to have been a small part of a large journey. He who calls you is faithful. Can’t wait to see what’s in store. Tacos soon?

  • Bryan Farrar

    Stoked to see whats next for you, Blake. Let me know if you ever need anything, and let’s get together soon!

  • Carissa Figgins

    The world needs your heart and innovation and creativity and courage. Keeping being you.

  • Cate

    If this was a speech… A great crowd of people would rise to their feet and applaud you and everyone that has worked whole heartedly to change the world one need at a time. Knowing you and working with beremedy changed my life. Thank you for seeing the gold in others and putting everything you had and all you are on the line for people in need.

    Your dream was to change the world… You did that. 🙂

  • Cindy Simmons

    Blake! We LOVED having you on our show to share your vision! Thank you for all of the lives you have touched and changed…including mine! Prayers and happy thoughts for you and your next chapter!! I am a big fan!!!

    STAR 94 – Atlanta

    • Blake Canterbury

      Thanks Cindy! I’ll never forget that day. One of my favorites. I wanted the follow up to happen soo bad! Maybe next verture! Thanks for all the support and retweets over the years. Really means a lot.

  • Frank Harris

    I have enjoyed getting to know you and giving you platforms to launch from. Let’s grab a coffee and explore how I can help you with your next phase. Stepping out like you did is a testimony that many people want but never trust God enough to step out in faith. I admire you for your courage, your heart and the way you have touched so many people in the most positive way. Peace by friend, Frank

  • Beth C

    Be proud of all that u have accomplished and given to others. U r truly an inspirational young man and I have no doubt u will continue on ur life’s journey of helping others. God bless!

  • Josh Webb

    Praying for your next move man.

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