Today is a national holiday and men, women and children on our streets still have a pain in their gut that they know as hunger. The Project Nashville volunteers will be helping www.peoplelovingnashville.com
as they continue to feed the homeless - rain or shine, snow or sleet, tornado or flood… evert Monday they are cooking and serving.
Today they will be on their mission to feed a couple hundred homeless people on the streets of Nashville.
As for me?
I can't really say that I actually help out.
I mean, they need people to serve the food - hand out clothing - drinks and forks etc. However my self appointed job is to simply mingle with the crowd and talk to the folks.
Sometimes I bring a cigar or two and I use it as a hook to get them into a conversation.
(sorry all you non smokers)
But a fine cigar in the hands of a man on the street can last two weeks - at least that is what they tell me.
"It aint like it used to be" I heard two homeless men talking.
"back in the old days on the streets a man could find a place to sleep and not fear that his stuff would be stolen…" From the conversation I gathered that today one has to tie his shoes to his hand so they can feel if they are being lifted…
Yes the homeless will eat a great meal tonight thanks to the Lampa's and volunteers… and some of us from The Project Nashville will be out there helping…
I'll be mingling.
Activists for homeless - inmates and the poor of this world.