Ten minutes from where I live, in the bustling city of Portland, Oregon, a few courageous families told me, “I want people to know.” Know what?… the true faces of America’s homeless, including their own children.
While we have this weekend to barbecue, jet ski, drink, travel, yell at our giant flat screen television sets at major league baseball players, and bemoan the fact that our “leaders” are AWOL (just when you think they CAN’T screw up anymore, there comes a new crisis like the “debt ceiling…” aye yi yi) many—like the children pictured here, cling to a daily existence of homelessness that we can never imagine.
This post isn’t to make anybody feel guilty. Really, it isn’t. It’s just that this whole homelessness thing, with the average age being NINE (9) years old in America, is STOOPID. Truly STOOPID. We need to make a Change and a Statement NOW!
What can you do? Everybody is tight for money. My suggestion is to take an initiative to have a GROUP fundraiser, have fun with it whatever it is! Car wash, Battle of the Bands, church event, neighborhood gathering, work or celebrity connections, whatever your talents and networking can do—IF you believe that this Film can Make a Difference to educate America about the 1.5 million children homeless in America each year.
The $100,000 I was told it would take to make this Film?…well, we’re halfway there with about ten dollars in the bank currently. I am grateful for being “halfway across the lake” in this process. I am impatient to move faster. I will appear at ANY function that will help educate and raise funds to finish Momentary Times. Remember- M-F 9-5 I am Director of family homeless shelters AND Director of Children’s Hunger Initiative in our area. I need a nap after work….evenings and weekends? Sign me up!
30 Days… let’s just do it. By September 15th, let’s create a Miracle together. No individual donations- just groups. How can YOU help? Thanks for following here. Your (sometimes blind) Faith feeds the efforts to make possible the impossible.
These children are depending on us. Peace!