Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Services for the homelss,

During those cold days of winter most of us have homes we can stay warm in, but those days are very hard on the homeless as they have no homes. A cold day can be very hard on them, even to the point where they can end up freezing to death. I know when i was homeless it was very hard to keep warm even in the car. This blog post will covered places that hopefully you can get help for them to stay warm in. I am some groups on Facebook that try to help the homeless and those in need too. I came across a service while i was looking through it and it's for the Ky area of the 859 area code.There is a picture below too. So if you see a homeless in need be sure to call them to get a homeless person some help.

  I  am  looking  around    for  other  services  that  helps  in  this  fashion  too  as  i am  working  on writing  this  blog  post.  I  feared  that  there  might  not  be  other  services  of  this  kind  although.  So  i   took   it  one  step  further  by  providing  a  how  to  link   from  homeless  support  website.  When  dealing  with  a  problem  it  comes  in  handy  knowing  who  to  talk  to.  Mayors  of  states  and  cities  are  often  who  want  to  get  in  touch  with.  Ge  friends  and  family  in  on  it.  The  more  people  you  have  in  on  it  the most  likely  you  will  be  at  getting  the  action  to  get  it  done.  below   is   the   link   to   the   website.  This  will  be  all  on  this  blog  post.



Thursday, January 7, 2016

A place in Nashville are making small homes for the homeless.

  When  you  think  of  micro  homes  you  think  of  a  small  house  being  to  small  to  lived  in.  Micro  homes  are  perfect  for  someone  that  are  homeless  to  have  a  roof  over  their  heads.  They  can  housed  about  two  people  and  they  can  provide  heat  too  if  you  use  a  solar  panel  on  the  roof.  Or  powered   a  small  microwave  to  feed  the  homeless   person or  people.  These  homes  can  be  built  from  free  wood  too  that  a  lot  of  places  just  tossed  away also.  Really  the  only  thing  that  is  needed  is  a  plot  of  land  like  a  empty  lot.  I  see  solutions  to  the  homeless  problems  all  the  time  as  vacant  land  plots  not  being  used,  or  old  buildings  that  have  been  empty  forever.  Society  can  be  very  wasteful  in  the  way  they  waste  their  resources.  Those  land  lots  can  be  used  for  micro  housing,  those  buildings  can  be  use to  house  the  homeless.  While  we  waste  resources   like that  homeless  people  suffered.  This  blog  post  talks  some  about  the  micror  houses.  they  are  also  known  as  tiny  houses  too.  For  those  that  might  want  to  read  more  about  them  check  the  link  out  below  here.

                                                                Tiny houses.

  Tiny  houses  are  much  better  then  tents  as  they  can  be  kept  warmer  on  the  inside.  Tiny  houses  were  big  back  in  2007  and  2008  as  people  were  starting  to  lose  their  homes  so  the  idea  have  been  used  before.  To  me  this  would  get  the  the  homeless  off  the  streets  so  they  would  be  safer  too.  You  can  always  find  a  empty  plot  of  land  that is  not  being  used  too.  I  see  them  all  the  time  as  i  am  driving  around.  Those  plots of  land  could  be  donated  to  make  a  living  area  for  the  homeless.  People  complain  about  seeing  them  sleeping  outside,  but  in  all  fairness  where  are  they  supposed  to  sleep  at when  homeless  shelters are not  around  or  they  are  filled  up?  Wouldn't  a  plot  of  land  fill  with  micro  houses  look far  better?  If   you  answer  yes  to  that  question  then  you  could  be  the  force  of  changed  that  is  needed to  make  it  the real  deal.  Blog  about  it,  make  videos  or  just  share  this  blog.  Get  it  out  there  so  people  with  the  wealth  and  power  will see  it.  This  blog  is  getting  the  hits,  but  not  nearly  enough  to  to  catch  the  eyes  of  those  in  power  yet.  People  that  i  would  loved  to  see  this  blogs  are  the  mayors  and  the  people  that  runs  the  cities  and  states.  To  make  a  different   i  need  the  attention  of  the  people  that  can  do  it.  If  we can  get  their  attention  we  can  plant  the  seeds  to  a  better  solution  for  the  homeless.  Us  working  together  we  can  do  the  impossible  to  make  it  possible.  Check  out  the  videos  below  to  see  some  of  the  micro  houses.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Free haircuts for the homeless.

 A   haircut  might  not  seem  like  it  could  help  a  homeless  person  out.  But let  us   look  at  it  from  a  different  angle,  if  our  hair  is  not  taken  care  of  it  creates  a  look  that  can  keep  us  from  working  and  other  problems  too.  I  can recall  one  time  when  my  pack  was  homeless.  I went  into  a  store  to buy  items  that  we  needed   to  survived   on  the  streets.  The  greeter  there  had  some  very  lose  lips.  He  went  on  to  describe  a shaggy  looking  guy  that  was  in  there  before  me.  Calling  him  a  bum  because  of  his  hair  being  messed up.  He  was  talking  about  my  dad.  I let  him  continued  to  hanged  himself  some  more  before  mentioning  that  he  was  talking  about  my  dad  even though  i wanted  to  chewed  him  out.  I bit  my tongue  till  i could  not take  anymore.  When  i  told  him  that  was  my  dad,  he  went  silent  on  me.  Not  to  mention  i  recorded  the  conversation  too.  I  then  went  to  speak  to  the  owner  of  the  store,  I  played  the  recording  to  the  owner too.  Explaining  that  my  dad  and  myself  have  come  here  many  times  to  shop  and  buy  items.  I  went  on  to  tell  him  i  did  not  want  the  guy  fired.  I told  him  educating  the  guy  would  be  a  better  option.  I spoke  to  the  owner  for  about  a  half  hour.  And  we  parted  our  way.  He  then  gave  me  a  gift card  for  500  bucks  and  told  me  that  he  would  educate  the  greeter  and  the  rest  of  his  workers  too  on  being  better  people.  I  not  going  to  mention  the  store  name  or  the  guy name either  because  the  problem  was  handled  very  well.  I  used  this  story  as  a  reference  to  how  people  can  profiled  other  people  they  come  into  contact  with  other  people.  This  is  how  a  haircut  can  helped  a  homeless  person too. 

  A  simple  thing  like  a  haircut  can  make  a  person  feel  great  about  themselves.  For  one  thing  they  have  someone  they  can  talk  to  for  a little  while.  This  blog  post  is  about  free  haircuts  for  the  homeless  and  the  barber  business  is  in  Newport Ky  too.  I  drive  past  his  business  everyday  too.  This  is  the  first  time  i  have  heard  anything  about  him  too,  but he  made  the  news  on  channel  9.  If  he  has  a  website  i  will post  it  in the  blog  also.  The  news  article  will  be  added  to  this  blog  also  so  you  can  checked  it  out.

Barber gives free haircuts to the homeless.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Land for the homeless.

  One  of  the  biggest  problem  of  being  homeless  is  having  a  place  where  you  can  sleep  and relaxed  at.  Cops  always  try  to  run  you  off  and  will  threaten  you  by  saying  they  will  arrest you.  So  unless  you  have  the  land  owner  permission  to  stay  there  you  will  be  mess  with.  Sometimes  this  isn't  even  good  enough.  I  have  had  cops  lied  to  me  before  saying  that  they  got  a  call  from  the  owners  saying  they  wanted  us  out of  there.  Needless  to  say  those  cops  got  into  trouble  over  doing  this.  This  blog  post  is  about  a  group  of  people  trying  to  helped  the  homeless  by  providing  a  place  where  they  can  stay  and  throwing  up  tents  for  shelter  for  them  when  a  building  shelter  is  full  or  does  not  exist  in  that  area.  They  are  doing  this  by  trying  to  buy  land  so  the   homeless  will  have  a  place  to  exist  and  be  more  safer  for  them  too.  I  know  when  my  pack  was  homeless  I  had  to  watched   out  for  cops  that  would  try  to  run  us  out  of  our  sleeping  spots.  I  would  loved   to   see  programs  go   up  like  the  one  i  am  talking  about  in  this  blog  post  go  up  all  over  the USA.  Not  Just  In  New  Jersey.  It's  a  start  in  the  right  direction  although  for  now  and  it's  for  that  reason  that  I  am  writing  about  it  in  this  blog  post.  With   the temperatures  more  homeless  people  will  be  at  risk  of  freezing  to  death.  This  can  be  overcome  too.  It  takes  people  working  together  to  overcome  it  although,  no  one  by  themselves  will  overcome  this  problem.

  The  solution  to  any  problem  is  to  become  part  of  the  solution,  not  part  of  the  problem.   Only  when  we  stopped  trying  to  make  life  harder   for  the  homeless  will  this  world  be  better  place.  The  old  saying  of  don't  kick   a  the  dog   while  it is  down  is  true  for  a  person  too.  Instead  of   making   a  homeless  person  life  harder  we should  be  trying  to  help  them  better  themselves.  A  person  working  alone  is  good,  but  a  collective  group  working  together  is what  it  is  going  to  take  to  end  homeless  cycle. And  that  is  what  one  group  of  people  are doing  too,  there  is  a  lot  of  red  tape  to  the  homeless   problem.  Only when  we  stopped thinking  of  being  homeless  as  a  crime  which  it  is  not  will we  be  able  to  help  the  homeless.

  The  land  for  the   homeless  program  is  a  very  good  idea,  and  i  would  loved  to  see  it  all  over  in  all  the  states  and  cities  too.  It  is  a  needed  thing  to  help  keep  the  homeless  safe  and  to  helped  them  too.  Maybe  blogging  about  them  will  be  the  thing  that  gets  the   program  started  in  other  other  states  and  cities  too.  And  it  will  help them  out  too.  The  time  to  have  done  something  was  many  years  ago,  but  it's   never  to  late  to  begin  now.  Below  are  some  links  to  this  program  that  you  can  check  out  to  learn  more   about  it,  maybe  even  lend  a  hand  in  helping  them  too.  the  links  are  below  here.

  The  video  above  some  about  the  homeless  problem,  and  the  one  below  is  about  tent  city.  Tent  city  was  destroyed  by  cops .

  Below  are  the  links  for  land  for  the  homeless.

land for the homeless Facebook page.
  Doing  something  like  this  takes  money  so  they  have  a  gofundme  page  set  up  to  take  donations  at.  It  is  at  the  link  below  too.

land for the homeless donation page.

 the  link  below  is  their  website  and  you  can  find  out  even  more  on  their  website  too.

land for the homeless webpage.

 Be  sure  to  read  my  other  blog  post  too  on  this  blog.   If  we  failed  to  show  compassion   as  a  society  then  we  failed  the  human  race.  Compassion   is  what  gives  us  the  power  to saved  humanity.   This  is  it  on  this  blog  post  for  now.  Be  sure  to  follow  me  if  you  loved   my  writing  too.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

As Christmas gets closer you can’t help not to notice the world around you. The struggles of everyday people as they go about their lives. There are people out there that will not know the comforts of a home this year or a home cook Christmas meal, instead they will only feel the coldness of the weather, and the loneliness of not having those things. I know i spent almost threes years like that living in a auto while i was fighting to get my disability so i know how it feels. I wished it upon no one, it’s not the kind of life that no one should be living. And it’s the kind of thing that can be fixed too, each one of us can make a big difference in someone’s life, they do not have to go at it alone. Social sites like Facebook can make a big difference in society. If each of us was involved in the fight to end the problem it could blossomed into something really beautiful and meaningful too. The homeless people and the people in need would have a better life. There are billions of users on Facebook alone, this is not counting the other social sites out there. If each of those sites were more attuned to the needs of society we would have a powerful tool to help people out. We used social sites to get the word out on causes all the time, but we are only using a small amount of that powerful tool. Money that those people need to get out of their problems could be raised by those billions of people. Those billions of people working together could make lives better and it would cost so little too. A simple donation of one buck could turn into 100.000 of bucks, more then enough to better someone’s life. Homes could be brought for the homeless and money could be raised to assured that home owners would not become homeless. We see it everyday someone on Facebook trying to raised money to saved their homes. We might think of it as a scam to raised money. Maybe it is and maybe it’s not, if we do nothing and they end up homeless then we failed to prevent it. This note will talked about ways of helping those that needs it. See below my ideas on how to help people out.
 1. We have all seen that homeless person sitting outside on a hot or cold night. We may have thought i wished i could helped them. Well you can help them out, a gofundme page can be set up or another fund raising page. These pages can be set up by anyone too. This is a powerful tool that can raised the needed funds to help out someone. Once the goal of the fund is reached a check or some other method is used to send the money. The money can then be used to helped that homeless person. Rather it be to buy that homeless person a house or to rent them a house for a whole year so they can get back on their feet. It feels great doing good deeds too. That one good deed can changed someone’s life too, it can have a everlasting affect on both the homeless person and you. This idea has been done before too by a youtuber that i will linked here. The video is below here if want to see it.

  2. Setting up care package is another way of helping homeless people too. Care packages can be set up by buying things at any dollar store like dollar tree everything is only a buck there too. care packages would have things like a toothbrush and toothpaste, toilet tissue, gloves, socks, hats, food that does not need to in frig or heated. Shampoo and body wash, you can even add fast food gift cards to it also. Care packages should have helpful items in it that will keep that person going so they do not lose hope. I will put some videos on this part up so you can have some useful ideas as to how to make care packages too. And lets not forget the fur babies too that homeless person might have they need to be taken cared of too. A great way to raised funds for care packages is to get yourself sponsors who can donate items or money for the items in the care packages. A lot of businesses will donate those items too all you have to do is asked.

 3. Donate your time to a soup kitchen as they are sometimes called. You can also donate food there too. Food is always needed to feed those in need or the homeless. Yo will have to look around in your areas to find them although. And of course we can’t forget the food banks too, those are places that pass out free food to the homeless and those in need too. They are a big help to the needy. I will post some of the videos that talks about them below. 4. Homeless care sheets. This is a list of places you can put together on sheets of paper that have a listing of places that can helped out those in need. A lot of times people have no idea that there are places out there that can helped them out. A listing of those places can be a great blessing to them. Be sure to have the address and phone numbers of those places so they can find them although.

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Being homeless Is a very scary thing. You never know If someone will mess with you In the middle of the night. Or If you gonna come across a bad cop that will make your life that much harder. But there are things that society can do to help the homeless and they are simple things too. And If you have a business then that Is even better. Because business can give to homeless shelters and other places that feeds the homeless. I know being homeless Is Is rough because me and my dad are homeless too. We have been homeless going on on over two years now and we know how the cops mess with the homeless. How people gawks at us like we are from another world. The simple truth Is that we are people just like you that have lost our jobs. My dad has income, but not enough to get us a roof over our heads yet. We sleep In a van where ever places will let us sleep. Our van Is below here I have a picture for you.
Having a van to sleep Is does not feel the same as having a roof over your head. For one thing people tend to be snooped and they will look In at you and stared at you like you have two heads. They do not care about your privacy and you have no privacy tinted windows do help. But you can still see them looking In on you. To me this Is just plain rude so you should not be doing that at all. After all would you want someone looking Into your window while you were asleep? On the up and up you do have good people that will slip money In through your windows every now and then. I call those people blessings because that Is what they are to me. Because the one thing you do not want to do Is run out of gas. You run out of gas and you cannot move your car. The cops will be more than happy to tow It not caring that you are using It as a sleeping area. Before we had the van I had a Geo Prizm that we use as a sleeping area. I will post the pictures to It below too. It got totaled by a guy going to fast In a head on collision. It was not a pretty sight. Me and my dad ended up having to sleep two nights on In the woods because of that. Below are the pictures of the Prizm and where we slept at In the woods.
About sleep In the woods that Is a scary thing to do because In the night you can feel things crawling all over you and you hear things moving In the middle of the night too. We had our dog to protect us although. But It's still not paradise. We slept In the woods behind a dollar general because cops tend to come through the woods looking for people that are sleeping In the woods.and at least In a car you can drive away. While In the woods you have no place to go really. Below you will find some pictures of me and my dad and our dog. I am the younger guy In the picture and he Is older.

  And now onto other things like the things that society can do to help out the homeless and other stuff. I will list as I come across them. But one of the main things Is food. Without food we would all died out. You can help out there by donating to places that feed the homeless and shelters them too. Places like Lifeline are a big help to us as they feed us and give us clothing and food. Without Lifeline we would be a world of hurt. I will provide you with the link with Lifeline In It so you can read more about them too. This place Is a blessing and they can use donations as In food,clothing and money. The link to the article with their link In It below. The website that had my article on lifeline went and closed their website down on me. So my article on them is gone as well most likely unless it's back up on my laptop. Which i might have but is doubtful, i did back up some of my stuff. 900 plus articles gone. o i decided to link their website and Facebook and Youtube channel below. These people are very kind hearted and friendly too. They provide free clothing and food for the homeless and needy. Their youtube channel have tons of videos on it to so you can see and hear what they are doing to help out people. See the links below to learn more about them.

lifeline website

lifeline Facebook page

lifeline YouTube channel

  Another really great Facebook  group  is  the  good  Samaritans, they help me out a lot during my homeless times. They are a really great group of people if you have access to the web.

The Good Samaritans

 The other thing that I notice people tend to do Is they call the cops on everything they see. Now why would you do that? Cops tend to bother the homeless more than helped them. And plus when you call on the homeless somewhere a crime Is being committed that cop could have taken care of. After all we are not committing a crime. The camping outlaw that they were not really a law and If you challenge them on It most of the time they will leave you alone.
  One other thing that really helps us out Is to not hate on us. You will be surprise at the amount of people that will try to start a fight with you. I mean really we are already down on our luck and you want to pound us into the ground because we are homeless and you think of us as dirt. Karma has a way paying people like that back and you may end us homeless one of these days too. So take that Into account If you are one of those people that like to bullied people like us. Well this Is all I have for now really. I will add more to It as I think of other stuff. Thank you for reading my stuff If you did for now.

 As I said I will be upgrading this blog from time to time so that It has the latest news and happenings on It. And I thought of something that I have not heard of In a long time. No ideal If anyone knows what a community garden Is or not. But It's a garden where everyone takes care of It. And In return you can pick the fruits and vegetables from It In return. When the fruits and vegetables run out you replant It with more seeds so there will be more for the next wave of people. It Is most of the time on the honor system meaning that you take the word of the person for It. This can be very helpful If you have a nice size piece of land that can be use grow the stuff on. The people just come In there and help out. I will be doing a article on this on my bubblew account which I will link here for everyone to see so check back on It In a day or so. Which will give me more time to research It. Pretty much all I have for now on that.

 Ok so It didn't take me a day to throw together an article on the garden ideal. Lol But If I am anything It Is the fact that I am resourceful. I threw together the garden ideal at the address below here and I even try to make my point on the homeless problem too In the article. I am gonna email the Florence city mayor this blog too so she she can see It also. Who knows maybe she will put some of my ideas to work and will see the fruition start to take fold around us. Nothing would make me more happy than to know that my labors of writing took roots and people are using the ideas that I write about to make life easier on the homeless. But the link to the garden ideal Is below here. The website i did my article went down for good. So my article went with it too. I am very sorry that this happen so i am going to place a video up on how to start up a community garden for the homeless and needy. I am going to have to fixed  this whole blog since all my article all 900 plus articles are gone. Please see the videos below on how to start up one of these gardens. 

Information on community gardens.

   When you are homeless getting a good night's sleep Is always very problematic for you. But It does not really have to be that way. Local businesses could let you sleep In their parking lots and have their own eyes on their business why they are home asleep. And this Is what this part of my blog Is about too. It's gonna be about how the local businesses big and small can help us out and have a extra set of eyes on their business at the same time too. I will list the benefits below here on how having an extra set of eyes can help the business owners out and help us to get a good night's sleep too. Well as good as we can get considering that we are living out of our cars and sleeping In the woods If we are unlucky enough to have a car or van.
 Now you might be thinking I do not want a bum as some calls us or homeless person sleeping In my parking lot over night. But pause your thinking right there and think about It. An extra set of free eyes on your business Is a very good thing. Because most homeless people have cell phones that they can call the police on or local law enforcement places. By having that person there you have protection from people that would mess your parking lot up our business. And plus they can pick up the place too before they go and leave helping you to maintain a clean parking lot making your business and parking lot pleasing to the eyes of your patrons. It Is a win win scene that helps the homeless person out and give them a place to sleep during the night. And If they happen to have a dog then that Is a even bigger plus too as the dog barking will scare off any would be thug away from your business.
 You could even leave a notice with the cops that you are there to watch their business and so that you can sleep too so that they will leave us alone and only come If they are called to do so. And even print up a contract with the homeless person too letting them know what they can and can't do. A very good business deal where both parties can be a winner. I will try to find a link to where someone Is talking about this so you can read more about It and see for yourself\. Hey maybe this homeless person Isn't so bad after all.
 I have looked online for a website that talks about this only to come up with none. But this Is a very good ideal and it pays off to for the business owner because he has no need for a cam on his lot. Me myself I have a cam that takes pictures and video. So that solves that problem right there for the business owners and most cams have blind spots too. But the eyes do not and can snap the videos for the person that owns the business that would most likely get the person that did the crime caught as he would be on video or has his pictures taken. This Is all I have for now. I am working on a section that will talk about how the homeless can be of service to the cops If they did not mess with the homeless people. But that will be a next time.