|Milk Crate Mattress photo by M Barrett Miller|
Woods adjacent to a church.
A church that has opened their arms to the less fortunate for the next ninety days.
The kids arrived with fifty Halloween cards, candy enclosed in each card, and fifty sets of athletic stockings filled with rice and a pinch of lavender. The socs can be heated up in a microwave for a couple of minutes to offer hand warming or sleeping bag warming comfort. The dash of lavender ads a nice scent as well as chasing off little critters.
This video is just part of Tari's story.
This particular home, for 85 homeless souls, is not too far from Seattle.
When I am with older students, or adults, I try to remind them that if one of the "Tent City" residents is kind enough to share their story it is not our role to cast doubt on it, or try to unmask what may not sound rational or believable at the moment. What would our story be if we lived in a tent in the woods out of sight of the passing by world…
We all deserve better!
Thank you Tari.