There are a lot of homeless people out there and perhaps one issue that has to be addressed is the place they sleep. We would normally see them in dark alleys or abandoned buildings but would that be sufficient for us to let go?
These days, it is an issue that many would not consider. But for humanitarian issues, causes that can be likewise addressed by the government need a little push. It is indeed unfortunate to see these people suffering and the credit crunch and global crisis we now find ourselves in is sure to pry is away from trying to help out these people. But we can make a difference with small causes.
There are people who take note of these issues. In fact, getting together for a cause can be something that can call the attention of groups concerned in doing something about it. We often drive them away from public places since it is entirely degrading as far as society is concerned. But maybe we can also take into consideration on finding ways to help them out.
A group of concerned Lubbock citizens got together a few months ago to organize an event called Lie Down to Stand Up. It started with a prayer vigil Saturday Night, and participants actually spend the night outside with the homeless. They hope it will bring attention to the problems homeless people face in Lubbock, people like Walter Paschal, or “Red” to those who know him. “They call me red here on the street. I’ve been living up here on the streets a long time,” said Paschal.
Originally posted on October 20, 2008 @ 7:44 pm