Charity for Homeless – Supporting Homeless People in Need
Supporting Homeless People in Need
Coming home from work, the highway I took was blocked for roadwork. With an alternate route, I drove down the dirt road. I saw a small shack in the distance. Made of corrugated sheets and wood planks, it would fall apart at any time.
I stopped and saw a family of five, two parents and three little children. I initially thought of them as rural farmers but upon looking closer, there was no livestock or plantation in sight. Then I realized that these people are homeless. Parents wearing clothes made of rags sewn together, the children barely wore anything other than loose t-shirts. There were old utensils and a cut-up water tank beside the shack to collect rainwater. It was the rainy season, and with overcast clouds in the skies, they probably wanted to collect water for their usage.
I was shocked to see them living in these conditions. I had two blankets and some bottled water in the trunk. I bought the blankets for my nephew but had forgotten to give them and the water was just for emergencies.
I yelled to get their attention. The father looked at me and came closer. I handed him the blankets and water with a smile and I could see he was fighting back tears. He thanked me and I was on my way.