One Reader's View of the Homeless
After my recent post on a homeless family in Broward County, a reader named Virginia from Miami Beach sent me this email and granted me permission to publish her comments
Even without the natural disasters there are many, too many people in need of a roof, to say the least.
Our factory is located near The Camilus House, [a homeless shelter in Miami] so we see them (and have for years), laying on the sidewalk, sleeping on carboards.
Sometimes it seems as if they are casualties of war.
My husband has tried for years to help, with very few, but some, success stories. For example, "Freddie" was a homeless men in his 30s when he started to help us: cutting the trees or doing some chores, and through the years he become a great part of our team.
By the time Freddie passed away (AIDS), he had a home, a job and self respect.