Homeless Stand Down Keeps Hope Alive

Commentary by Buzzy

     Sunday January 22, 2012 was a very rewarding day for homeless people and less fortunate here in the City of Cleveland. Once again, we were given the opportunity to network with the different organizations in Cleveland who are geared to doing something for the homeless and the less fortunate in our society.

     We were rewarded with portraits, haircuts, food, clothing, entertainment, and we got to speak with people from Mental Health Services, dentists shelter staff, housing agencies, and veterans services. We were given general check-ups for blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, feet and things most people in our society take for granted.

     Throughout the day, we were given breakfast and lunch. And as I looked out among the people, most of them were generally appreciative of this day. Not too many NEGATIVE VIBES ran through the crowd of the homeless people.  It is these kind of gatherings that keeps HOPES ALIVE!   There are truly a lot of people who really want to help with the plight of homeless people and the less fortunate in our society.

     My praises go out to all the volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to bless us with their presence, kindness and time. It is because of these gatherings that many people are being helped. On behalf of homeless people and less fortunate, I would like to say, “Thank You to all and keep up the Good Work!”

     Through utilizing these services, I hope I will have I place to stay and I will tell everyone next year.  Keeping the Faith!

  Copyright Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Cleveland Street Chronicle #19.1 April – May 2012