By Roberto Lee
Editor’s Note: Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Men Shelter at 2100 Lakeside works with a large number of students and adults who volunteer and learn more about homelessness. One young man named Roberto volunteered and passed along this note.
My experience at the shelter was a real eye opener to what really goes on in the world outside my door. I now understand that there are people going through real life struggles that don’t compare to my minor issues. Instead of these men giving up they fight to survive. Their admirable efforts encouraged me to never give up no matter how hard the road gets.
I would like to thank the multiple staff at the Men’s Shelter for giving me the wonderful advice that has inspired me to make a change. I only hope that I can have such an affect on others, just as they have had an affect on me.
Copyright Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Cleveland Street Chronicle #19.1 April – May 2012