Noticed a homeless man with his dog sitting in the shade. I’d seen him before but never had a chance to speak with him. Today I hoped he’d still be there when I got out of the store. I bought him some basic quality food and his pup some food and a big bottle of ice cold water. I actually got to talk with him and get to know his story. I have been homeless three times and know the “assumptions” that homeless people are lazy,druggies,dangerous etc……I was told that he was from Nebraska and his wife cheated on him and took all the money from accounts and left him homeless. He came out here but his plans/arrangements fell through and it’s just him and his dog. He wants to work but because he can’t supply proof of address with bills (duh….. he’s homeless!!) nobody will hire him. He never has anyone talk with him. It’s such a vicious cycle. Now that I know him I can maybe get to know him a bit better and find organizations out here that could help. I am not familiar with this agenda.
by Donté Carty | Sep 16, 2023