Monthly Archives: May 2014

Homeless in America

5/27/2014-5:47 pm.- At nearly 3:00 pm., as I was walking on third street in Davenport, Iowa. I was approached by a lovely lady, a reporter from channel 6 news. She asked me if I heard about president Obama statement about ending the war in Afganistan, a war that has existed for 13 years and thousands of American casualties. I hadn’t but it was good new if only we withdraw properly, making sure the current government can secure the peace. We’ll have an embassy over there with a small force, but let it be known we’ll be watching.

Homeless in America

5/21/2014-3:03pm.- The round table meeting yesterday was a success. I opened with a statement. I was interupted several times by applause. I was feeling it. All those who spoke were eloquent speakers. I would expect nothing comparing the talented individuals that were in attendance. I spoke strong of public awareness, I told the audience that the homeless are not fools. They are intelligent human beings. I spoke of funding community service across the state of Iowa for rental assistance and help all of the needy citizens. I stated that funding needs to come from the public sector as well as state funding. Non-profit groups such as the churches, foods pantries, and all shelters need to work together under one umbrella. We are more productive working together rather than as individuals. Let’s not forget about America’s hero our military veterans. Lest we forget their sacrifices to America, shame on us. Looks like I’ll be working with Iowa state representatives Wrinkler and Thede with the funding and possibly speaking to a large group of legislatures in Des Moines, Iowa after the November elections.

Homeless in America

5/19/2014-4:08 pm.-May 20/ 2014 the homeless roundtable at the Center in Davenport, Iowa. I, the chairman of the Life committee and my team have a powerhouse lineup of guest: The Catholic Diocese, Churches United of the Quad Cities, Mayor Bill Gluba, Larry Minard Scott county supervisors, president of St. Ambrose University, representative from the office of Augustana College, two members of the Davenport city council, Dr. Elaine Winters and Kim Kossuth from Christian Care, Iowa state representatives Cindy Wrinkler and Phyliss Thede, the directors of Timothy’s House of Hope, King Harvest, The Center. The public is invited.

Homeless in America

5/15/2014-3:24 pm.-This my fourth day in my new apartment. I a sofa, my bible, some clothes and bag of chips. I have no curfew like I did in the shelter. I’m not sleeping on concrete like I did in the streets. I have no time limit in the showers. The one thing that has stayed the same. I’m still lonely. I’m still fighting the cause of the homeless. But until a brave woman will give a gypsy, who for nearly 2 years was homeless and is trying to get a job at nearly 62 years of age a chance. I guess I will always be lonely.

Homeless In America

5/15/2014-10:09 am. NBC News report from Daytona, Florida, a couple have been threatened with over $2200 in fines plus jail if they don’t quit feeding the homeless every week. This is happening across America. Cities are criminalizing being homeless. What’s next concentrations camps for the homeless. 610000 men, women, and children are homeless every night in America. Contact your state/federal representative and senators and voice your concern. Speak your mind America.

Homeless in America

5/14/2014-2:454 pm.- What else will go wrong today. I sent for a Obama phone together with a friend on mine. He got his yesterday and mine is nowhere in sight. I need the phone to call about a job possibility I received a message about. I’ll scream the next time I hear how wanted and loved I am. I’ll go home tonight with 4 walls closing in on me. I have two books to my name. One is the bible. Yes, I’m upset. I’m to get my life back and fall back the sewer again. I try to stay upbeat but days like this make it so damn hard.

Homeless in America

4/12/2014-9:03 am.- Nearly two years of being homeless I have endured. Bouncing from Humility of Mary to the streets of Davenport to King Harvest upstairs then downstairs, and now back to Humility of Mary. Today it looks like I will be moving into my own apartment on at Edgewater on third. I should be moved in sometime this afternoon. What tears me up is how people can’t let go that I’m homeless and trying to fight might way out. They expect me to be normal, but how can I be normal after being on the streets for nearly two years. How did I cope with being homeless? Not well, I was at times severely depressed and very suicidal. A friend and writing saved me. These people have never been homeless let alone struggling on the black and bloody streets I know all to damn well.Why do you think I’m fighting so hard to get everybody off the street into a home of their own. I’m fighting for the rights of the homeless and more funding for community services Mental hospitals have closed down across the country. Where do think those patients go. No where else but shelters or the streets. All that does is creat a dangerous situation for patient as well as others. I will give my life for this cause. I’m answering God’s calling.