What a crazy morning it was. There were at least 50 people in need this morning. I helped at least 7 new people in my line this morning. All my hot water for Cocoa was gone, of course no more coffee. All cans of soup were taken and no more sandwiches. I had no extra shirts and only a few pants and shorts left over. I am humbled by the need on the streets as weekly the homeless come to me with their needs. There was one person in line that made a list on their hand of what they needed. Bug spray, ant killer, sheets, blankets, alarm clocks and watches (Waterproof) are just a few of the requests I got this morning.
It was a blast from the past this morning too. Avon was there for the second week in a row, Gary showed up for the first time in months, even Crazy Willie was there this morning. You can't help but to have an awesome day when Willie is in line. Willie drew me the picture you see above. He asked me "What do you think it is?" I guessed it was an RV and he thought I was a genius. As I helped do my part in stopping homelessness in Austin, Willie entertained me with the sounds of sirens and emergency horns. "Which is better" he asked, "an Ambulance or a fire truck?" "They are equal" he said, "if you are burned in a fire". "WooooOOoo Unk Unk" he screamed out.
I am in great need of watches and radios. If you would like to donate any of these items to help stamp out homelessness in Austin please contact me by clicking the "Comments" section just under my name below. Have a blessed week