***UPDATE, 10:45pm: Yep, been a long day. As far as this Family of 3….yes. We got them to a shelter here in Clearwater, FL. where at 10:45pm it is approx 90 degrees. They will be sleeping outside under a carport style shelter on a narrow mattress placed on a hard plastic support pedestal much like the ones in this photo. We have been involved with this family for almost 9 months now and it kills me to have to see them, including the 22-year-old female in the family sleeping outside inches away from strangers. They are good people in bad times. They are not allowed to use the restrooms inside and must use the outdoor ones. They will be allowed 3 showers per week and will receive 3 meals per day. We will continue to work on helping them to make this phase extremely short. The photo above are of the style of mattresses they are sleeping on and the spacing. Except this photo is of the sleeping area inside the shelter. Theirs are outside as i stated already. We will continue our Fight to end this episode of Social Decay as soon as possible.
I have not written for too long. We have been simply too busy. Plus, i simply do not have the “headroom” to really write. It is 10:10am and i am scrambling to get to a Family of 3 who at 11:00am will be homeless and on the street. Literally. I have to get to them by 11:30 so we can make sure their belongings will be safe or else they will be discarded and stolen by staff onsite at the motel. We are paying out of our personal funds to store their belongings and have done so for almost 9 months now. We will transport them to a couple of shelters IF they have availability, but in this heat here in Florida like everywhere else, they are all pretty much full.
The Family of 3 will be separated. Wow, i am excited. Aren’t you?
I know it is sarcastic. No apologies. I am pretty much over our people in our USA who could give a rats ass about our own. Enough of us do not care except for our own pleasures and desires.
It takes more than a handful. It takes more than a few dollars.
Just a fact.
As always, i severely appreciate those of you who have helped us do what we do and i am not expecting you to give more. You have given from Germany, Australia, Essex London, and the USA. I expect more of the General Public to step it up and chip in. I expect it yes, but i am not counting on it. We will do what we can, if we can. If we cannot, then we simply won’t.
I am on my way now to see what i can do for this Family of 3. But yes, i am going to “try” to bring them to shelters. Something STA is not fond of. No matter what takes place today we will have worked our asses off for this family and we will have done all we can.
IT will not have been enough.
This is Social Decay at its very best.