Homeless Nashville

How do you describe being homeless? Growing up in a middle class family, doing all the right things. Then one day, you are on the street.What Happens now?

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Now that I am no longer homeless, I still hope to help others. There are a few who truly want off the streets, out of the soup lines. Back to a "normal" way of living. Everyone who is homeless isn't a bum, nor a criminal. There are those that just need a chance. My first day as a homeless person was April 1st, 1997. From then on its been an unreal experience. Not one I would suggest anyone go thru, but one I know I have learned from. I hope in some way this blog helps you, the reader know a little about me. But more important , I hope it helps you understand a little more about homeless people in general.

12.16.2004

Christmas List

I was asked again what people could do for Christmas for the homeless, so I am making this a post unto itself.

1. Warm gloves, the brown jersy gloves are good , but wear out very quickly.
2. Socks, white ones
3. Sweatshirts
4. Toboggans
5. Winter coats, the flight jacket type are good, they tend to be better made that most
6. candy, everyone has a sweet tooth
7. If you want to give something more, try gift certificates to McDonalds or other places like that, please be sure whatever place you use is local and within walking distance.
8. AA batteries, most homeless have a small radio.
9. many can use a backpack.
10. belts. seems they are hard to find in th e clothing rooms.
11. SHOES, so terribly hard to find, I can't wear sneakers or regular street shoes, strange as it may seem cowboy boots are the only thing I can wear that dont hurt my feet and legs, BUT, most homeless will take any good pair of sneakers, even used.
12. ASK! Don't go alone for safety's sake, but ASK. If you see someone on a regular basis you wold like to help out, ask what they need.

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