Voice for Homelessness (LBW)
"You have to walk to shower...Walk to eat... Walk to use the restroom... Walk to get food... Walk to find clothing... Walk to find employment... Walk to the bus stop (or train station)... Walk to get medical help... Starting to get the picture yet?"
Walking is a means of survival, life, and wellbeing to someone who doesn't have a home or the necessities of life. These are hard shoes to wear! Why? Because it takes a toll on your body, your hope, and your energy level....
Could you imagine walking 50-70 per week just to survive and make it (hoping to transition off the streets)? Could you imagine walking 365 days out the year? Could you imagine being tired from survival and having very little energy to do anything else?
Well, #lovebeyondwalls is going to do something about it...While living on the streets for three days, I (Terence) found out that many of my homeless friends walk tons of miles per week to survive (watch the video). Walking is equivalent to water and food to a homeless person.
On March 1st, 2014, I am going to attempt to do something I have never done in my life to teach people what I have learned about the survival of people in transition (homeless).
Along my journey, I am going to invite people at various points to join in with the walk on later blogs... Also, I will release the specific journey that I will take, and how you can meet me at the end of the journey (and what we are doing in March)...
Our organization feels that this is one way people can correlate walking with "walking to survive..." (literally)
I'm walking in the shoes of the homeless again, and we hope to raise 1000 pairs of shoes to resource men, women, and children who are homeless in ATL and abroad, raise funds to get a storage space, and position ourselves to help people restore their lives. Below is the T-shirt you'll receive if you do...