It’s interesting to compare the needs of homeless in one city to another.
I was in Memphis this past Sunday and while handing out coats and boots, only one person needed a tent. The city is so full of vacant homes that nearly every homeless hides away the night in abandoned houses. However, I did not find anyone in boarded up businesses, only shuttered homes. It was almost as if they saw homes as a safe place they could make their own.
This is the face of one of the many men I met in Shelby County. He stood about 6'4" and was wrapped in blankets and coats. He lives about 5 miles from Graceland. When he was asking for money I told him that I do not keep cash with me. He then said, “Have you got any spare credit cards I could use?” The funny part is, I think he was serious. I laughed and replied, “No, I sure don’t.”
“I never expected to be anybody important.” - Elvis Presle