Join Date: Mar 2015
Year: 1983-traded for motorhome, 1986
Make: both honda's
Model: GL1100-traded for motorhome, GL1200 aspencade SEi
Chewman, it wasn't my intention to make ANYONE feel guilty of not making donations to my fund raiser, it was a call out to the general public that i am upset with. I can understand that "family comes first" and i agree with you 110% about it, But homelessness is a growing major concern in this country for adults AND children alike. Maybe you can give, maybe you can't, thats up to you to decide. im just trying to help a friend of ours get off the streets that has no options to fall back on.
Help in this country seems to take forever to get and the red tape thats involved with it is absolutely ridiculous. Case in point, When i first applied for MY social security disability back in 1994, it took me 2 years and 3 denials, had to hire a lawyer, went thru my entire savings just to maintain my house mortgage, (which i eventually lost), and wound up living back at my parents house at the age of 42 years old and was never able to climb back up the ladder of success. Oh sure, i managed to find "odd jobs" to keep food in my belly and a bit of "chump change" in my pocket, but it was nothing like it was when i WAS working for a living. Being on SSD, i make less in a month what i used to make in 2 weeks while working for a living.
my wife and i are both on fixed incomes and also live paycheck to paycheck. money is tight for almost every family in america except for the wealthy, and even they'll cry poverty at times. if i have offended anyone in any way, i deeply apologize.
I just find it hard to believe that so many people can or do ignore a problem when its staring them right in the face. I can remember when i lived in NYC back in the late 70's and 80's, would be walking down the street, and see what we used to call bums and lowlifes, not being able to relate to what they are going thru, But now its a different story. this nation has a whopping 564,708 people that are homeless, and 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America. This historic high represents one in every 30 children in the United States.
Now you have to admit, there is a problem in this country, so if theres something i can do to help just one of these people get off the streets, im gonna try my best to help because i know what its like, i've been there once myself, and I was hoping i could get others to join in with me knowing what im trying to do.
Again, if i offended anyone, im truly sorry.