It's not often that I see an answer to a problem that makes this much sense.
Movie Producer, Peter Samuelson, himself living a lifestyle of advantage and comfort, noticed a growing population of homeless people along his bike route. After actually getting off his bike and talking with sixty-two of them about why they were there and where they were living, he decided to go home and seek a solution to at least part of the issue--the lack of available shelter.
CNN covered part of the story in in this article .
And I found more of the story here:
And if that's not enough to move you--maybe this article, Down and out in Sherman Oaks, California will help.
Peter's statement, "We are living three miles apart. I got the refrigerator and she got the box" speaks to a huge problem in our society with the haves and the have-nots. It doesn't hurt to remember that none of us are immune to the possibility of homelessness. For many people, the streets are just three months away. For some it's less time than that.
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