Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:40 AM
pinboy3niner (42,552 posts)
OCCUPY THE HOMELESS--Serving Christmas dinner and giving toys to kids
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Not an Occupy event, but one that is traditional at the holidays--serving Chrstmas dinner to people who are homeless.
My community had one of these events, and people lined up down the block hours before it was to start...
Wade, the volunteer coordinator for the event, was nervous because only about 30 people had signed up in advance to volunteer. He needn't have worried, though. Well over 100 people showed up to volunteer.
Wade in conversation with a volunteer...
In addition to a couple of other jobs I had at the event, Wade appointed me "official photographer." Many attendees consented to having their photos taken, and some even posed for pics--even if the amateur photog cut off somebody's head...
The headless person was David, who told me about how he listened to a speech by President Obama about parental responsibilities, and about how, even though he was homeless, it was important to him to be there for his kids.
My friend Kaitlin, with whom I'd worked closely on a project last year, before she graduated high school, was amazing with David's kids...
Many of the volunteers came from local churches, including these beautiful ladies...
A volunteer offered to take a kid ofrf one woman's hands so she could eat, but she wouldn't hear of it...she held onto her child...
Providing toys for the kids was really special...
This Christmas event was in Lancaster, California, at Grace Resource Center.
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