Today, 2/22/2012, the Sheriff comes.
Today, a 42 year old disabled female, who has a brain injury and is confined to a wheelchair will be removed, along with all her belongings from her current apartment where she has lived since October of 2008. They, meaning her and her belongings will be set outside by the Sheriff Deputies. They will simply be doing their job. One i know they hate to do.
She is on disability and food stamps. Period. Because of how the “system” is set up she has nowhere to go. Today, this disabled 42 year old female will be once again homeless, literally and on the streets, literally, by herself. Her family has abandoned her long ago.
In 2007 she was homeless and on the streets in TN until we, STA took her off the streets in mid 2008 and into our personal home for approx 4 months before locating her current apartment.
We, STA, has done all we can for her for the last 3.5 years. We can no longer assist her due to our lack of funds.
We were able to raise approx $1200 for her in 2010 in order to pay a past bill preventing her from gaining housing. Remember, she has a brain injury, she is disabled beyond being able to work. But the “system” says she is good enough so as not to qualify for residency in a structured, safe facility such as a rehab with a housing program. And also the brain injury rehabs will not take her because of her lack of money and behaviors.
As i stated above, she was homeless in 2007-2008 for approx 9 months. She slept in her wheelchair in the downtown area of Knoxville, TN. Although i despise the thought of her being homeless and on the streets again, i do know this…. when she was on the streets of Knoxville, she had numerous other homeless friends who looked out for her for the most part. She was free so to speak. GOD, was taking care of her, obviously.
So now, because we as a people, us as an organization, and the industry of homelessness as a “system” cannot help her properly, she is going back to the streets, in her wheelchair…… back into Jehovah God‘s hands. I can see Him shaking His head in dismay. As God’s Son Jesus stated in the New Testament in Matthew 17:17 & Mark 9:19: ”You unfaithful people, how long must i be with you, bring him to me”.
So, we bring her back to you Jesus, for you and your Father Jehovah God to please take care of her. I apologize we were not better able to take care of her. Our Faith and those we reached out to was obviously not enough, for we must have not practiced enough faith, must not have focused on you Jehovah God enough and others we reached out to did not practice faith in us or maybe they didn’t believe us. I understand to you, Jehovah and Jesus, that homelessness is not the problem, we people are the problem. Homelessness to you is normal, it is all the other crap we as people do that corrupts everything, adulterates everything. Homelessness today is nothing like it was in Bible times. Yes, many likenesses, but there simply should not be disabled people living on the streets today.
This lady knows the streets, but i simply hate seeing this happen. I hate it to my very core. It simply shouldn’t happen in today’s world. She deserves to have at the very least a “normal” quality of life.
The Sheriff comes to remove her from her apartment today, 2/22/2012.
A Prayer for Donna: I pray to you Jehovah God in Jesus’s name that you please take care of her as i know you and only you can. Please forgive me and the communities for not accomplishing what we are here on this earth to do. Forgive me for relying on the people for funding, i now realize i should have been relying on You and You only. My focus was on trying to raise funds from the general public not on You. Thank You Jehovah and Jesus for once again taking her back into your fold. I ask that as she enters the streets today that you please cover her with your vast wings, keep her warm, safe and in good spirits. I know you will. I know you always have. Thank you, in Jesus name. Amen.
***We, STA and all our activities are on permanent hold for 2012 until further notice due to lack of funds to operate.