But is the elephant in the room….
or in the neighborhood.
Yes on Cape Ann we do have neighbors and friends who are homeless or very poor that they go without many of the things we take for granted.
“I just want to hear the click of a lock on the door,” sighs a guest at the Grace Center in Gloucester, MA. They just want what we all want – a place to call our own, warmth, food, to belong….
This coming Sunday, March 29, 2015, the Grace Center is holding it’s 3rd Annual “Glow with Grace” Walk to raise awareness of those who are struggling on Cape Ann – whether they be homeless or in crisis or in transition.
The event begins at the Gloucester High School lobby at 6:30 PM, rain or shine, warm or cold, because the homeless or under-served do not get a choice in those matters, so why should we?
One of my happiest days is Wednesday when I see my friends at the Grace Center. My friends are those who are there to enjoy a warm place during the day, grab breakfast and lunch. I have learned so many things about humanity – I would never learn anywhere else. My life is better for having the opportunity to volunteer at the Grace Center.
I try to keep these blog posts short. So I will just end it here. And I hope to see you at the Glow with Grace walk.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb inside his skin and walk around in it.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mocking Bird