it's those hard core homeless who don't want to a part of the rest of us. they want to be alone and live however they choose away from the judgement of people. we don't try to justify how they live, ask why they live this way, unless it comes up in conversation, or figure out how we can lure them into the city and ultimately into the guidance of one of the homeless agencies. we just try to ease the hard way of living they've chosen. there's a whole list of items we try to provide when they need it, some they ask for, some they don't ask for but can still use and still need. everything from water, powdered gatorade, blankets, sleeping bags, repairs for tents, candles, flashlights, simple medical supplies, sunscreen and anything you could think of to use on an extended camping trip. if along the way they do choose to come in and talk with a homeless agency and try to find shelter, we make sure they get there. i could post all the items we have on our wish list to keep on hand but it's pretty long and i doubt would really make a difference. but each item has a purpose and each item is either needed to keep safe and healthy or it's to make life just a little easier for them. we don't do frivolous things and we don't do the sandwich and granola bar in a brown bag thing. i think resources could be better put to use rather than giving a snack.
all this takes money. all this takes time and resources. we make the time. we even provide money. but it's not enough. we need your help to keep operating. we can't keep struggling from week to week just having enough to keep our head above water. we can't keep giving past that red line of our own money. idealistically we need a few people that can make recurring donations so we know what we're dealing with on a monthly basis. other than that we need some immediate donations to make it thru the summer and continue to help the homeless. we're not an expensive organization to keep in operation. we have practically zero overhead other than fuel, a storage unit and some odds and ends. practically all the money we obtain goes straight to helping the homeless.
we need your donations today. we can't do it without your support. for those of you who have donated in the past, please consider helping us again. for those who have never donated, begin today. for those of you who have followed this website, blog, twitter and facebook....help us continue in our effort.
help us help the homeless.....if you don't, who will?
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