It had rained all day Monday…
With short periods of sun…
But over all a wet and cool start of the week.
We headed down to the People Loving Nashville weekly meal in downtown to help meet and greet the masses of homeless people that that assemble to be fed - clothed and hugged by the awesome volunteers.
Before the food arrived I started talking to Burr - a man who just got to town the day before. He had been robbed and had noting but a small sack with some items given to him by the mission. His ID - clothes back pack all gone.
Burr is a humble man - wanting to work - willing to do what ever it takes - but tonight he was lost.
We talked for a long time - I connected him with people that could help with getting his ID's - along with housing.
He could go back to the mission for the night- but didn't like their rules… as many don't.
So he was going to find a place on the streets…
for the night.
For sure a wet and cool night to to be on the streets.
I remembered that I had a Back Pack Bed in the trunk of my car and asked him to follow me.
I showed him this amazing piece of survival equipment developed especially for homeless people. Its a back pack -waterproof sleeping bag - pup-tent -
and lean 2 all in one.
It opens in 5 seconds and can simply be used as a sleeping bag. or one can put it between two trees and fasten the attached ropes on each end to make a pup tent - it has a locked secret compartment for valuables and has room for other items to be stored in it when rolled back up into a backpack.
Burr teared up and hugged me and it
made everything we do here at The Project Nashville - worth it.
Thank you for making it possible to give to Burr.
Activists for homeless - inmates and the poor of this world.