Thursday, October 10, 2013

Running To End Homelessness: What's Your Idea?

I recently watched a TedTalk about a wonderful woman named Anne who has first hand experience of what despair, homelessness and addiction can do to a family.  It tore her family apart and left her very confused and angry.  It is how she ended up dealing with that confusion and anger that is truly remarkable.  Her story is very inspiring and touching and I wanted to share it with you all.  I believe her idea is a prime example of the types of things that should be going on in our communities all across the US to help bridge the gap between homelessness and non homelessness.  Weather or not we like to admit it, we all are just a couple of bad choices or circumstances away from being homeless ourselves.  The common misconception of homeless people is that they are lazy, dirty, uneducated and hopeless.  I challenge you to take a better look.  Is that really the case for the majority?  Yes of course there are always going to be a few bad apples in the bunch but that doesn't mean the whole bushel is bad.

Watch the video below and talk about it, think about it and than do something with it.  How can you bridge the gap and make a difference.  As you can see from this story all it took was one person with a vision and determination to achieve amazing results.  So how will you help?




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