Distributor Profile: Jerry Davis
By Susan Lakes
Jerry Davis, 46, is so new to selling Streetvibes you haven’t seen his photo appear alongside ones of other vendors.
He decided to take the job to meet people and make contacts for his landscaping business.
That hasn’t happened yet, but he’s positive.
“You never know when that might come,” he said. “Timing is everything.”
When he’s not working, Davis reads and collects comic books. It’s a hobby he got hooked on as a child.
He also watches Sci-Fi, and enjoys the old Alfred Hitchcock films.
Davis is getting in a routine for Streetvibes sales. He’s found that early in the week, sales are slower, so he spends most of his time distributing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Davis likes having the supplemental income, but there’s something besides the money that made him pick Streetvibes.
“Maybe I can make a difference,” he said, adding that he enjoys reading the stories about people he knows.
Davis picked another way to make a difference even before he decided to distribute the papers. He was one of the first members of The Homeless Congress, a new initiative sponsored by The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. He did this at a time in his life when he lost his job and had to move into a local shelter.
Davis will return to college in the fall to study information systems or landscaping/horticulture. He says he is prepared for the challenge this time around.