Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Merry Christmas Sandy!
A disabled women (Sandy) spent over two years looking for shelter after Katrina hit. They threw her out of the fifty year old projects to make room for the bus loads of Katrina victims that traveled over 300 miles to find shelter. Sandy was very sick when Sandy lost her home in Tampa Bay, Florida and there was no where for her to go to rest from the cancer that God told her that HE was healing her from.
Sandy had already experienced the loss of her home in 1995 when a Mississippi judge disregarded the government lease on Sandy's second (2nd) year in that home there in Mississippi with her four children.
That was the first time that she lost all of her possessions and her four children. She became very depressed and got very sick both physically and emotionally. But she was not able to find any permanent housing for another three years until she moved to Florida to those projects. She made the projects her home for over seven years.
She had never been diagnosed with Cancer but with many other disabilities that the Florida Judge gave her Social Security Insurance to help her with in Jan. 2000 including mobility challenging disabilities such as her knee, her foot, her neck, her back and her shoulder.
But she also had internal diseases such as neuropathy, a history of Congestive heart failure and a history of a compromised immune system. She got much worse with her health after she lost her home and just two months ago they located a tumor on her spine that may have been why she was so ill in the first place.
The bible says that it is the duty of the government to care for the needs of the people and there are many records in Nehemiah 7:70, Ezra 8:36 and other books that give record of the government giving aid to the people and even supporting the house of God.
This nation was created on the Magna Carta principals of the British law which is rooted in Judea Christian ethics and biblical foundations.
Most shelters close their doors to the needy at seven in the morning. Most of the people who stay in those places are too sick to work either physically or mentally and some are even on the brink of death.
Or they don't have good enough clothes, shoes or looks to be presentable. Then there is the issue of where the client could get mail or a phone call since they have no mailbox or telephone. There are a lot of issues that the general public has never had to deal with. Anyone who could survive a week of being homeless without going crazy (as Sandy did in 1995), or getting raped at least once (as Sandy did in 1995) or killed is a miracle life anyway.
The American Government needs to purchase old debilitated buildings and or hotels and turn them into shelters for the homeless. There is a wonderful historic building in Jackson, Ms. (the old naval reservation) right next to the fair grounds. Those are the kind of buildings that should never be torn down but needs to be restored and turned into a shelter maybe for homeless veterans. Please see if anything can be done to get every homeless person off the streets and into their own home so that they "may" recover.
Sandy is still fighting death now for several years due to extended time of homelessness. Sandy wants to know that no ones life will be destroyed because of housing discrimination ever again. They also need special legal help to prevent organizations from victimizing or making vulnerable poor or disabled people.
Thank you for your help.
Here is a poem that was written (in May 1995)
HEART OF GOD
WHO IS THAT ONE OVER THERE
WITH A BACK PACK LONG SLEEVES AND MESSY HAIR
DRY EYES THAT CRY WITH OUT SHEDDING A TEAR
A HUNGRY MOUTH FROWNING ABOUT THE FEAR
WITH NO HOPE FOR NOW TRY AND NUMB THE SORROW
PROVERBS GIVES WINE TO THE POOR TO MAKE IT TO TOMORROW
WE SHOULD HELP WHO EVER IS IN NEED
'CEPT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD IT COULD BE ME
IF YOU CAN AND YOU DON'T GOD AIN'T IN YOUR HEART
IF YOU DO YOU'LL BE BLESSED SO BE SMART
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF IT WERE YOU
HUNGRY, COLD NO MONEY AND THE FLU
NO SAFE PLACE TO LAY YOUR HEAD
YOU'DE BE LUCKY IF YOU COULD FIND A BED
SOME THINGS WE HAVE TO HAVE
A MAILBOX, FOOD AND A HOT BATH
Posted by GKimi at 1:34 PM