Homeless and COVID19 , Stories from March 2020 outreach
Consider the uncertainty and unease that everyone is feeling now with this COVID19 scare.... this is probably how our homeless neighbors feel EVERY DAY on the streets. Maybe this is just a fraction of what they experience? In addition the homeless population is more at risk of serious complications as they often have underlying medical conditions and don't receive routine health care and medical attention.
Lets use this experience to better serve others.
"For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” - Galatians 5:13-14
March Street Outreach
A beautiful but chilly morning on Saturday, March 7, we headed out around 9:30AM. We met a great group of people. Dan was the first person we came in contact with. He was at the bottom of the ramp holding a sign. We asked him if he needed anything and he graciously accepted. His sneakers were soaking wet from the rain before and he was very happy to not only get a few new pairs of socks, but a nice warm pair of boots.
Across the street was Duran. He was laying in a tent that was falling apart. He told us that when we approached him, he was praying to Our Lord that he would help him think of a way to fix his tent. Right then Pete called to him asking if he was hungry. We were able to supply him with a new tent, sleeping bag and some jeans. He was very, very careful not to take anything extra he did not need. He wanted to make sure we were able to help others too. He then led our group in a beautiful prayer telling God how thankful he was. Hugs for the group as he headed back with his new tent.
Please consider SHARING this with your circle of influence.