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Fight against homelessness

Organized by: Billy Fields

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THE STORY:

In Knoxville Tennessee we have up to 1600 homeless people each night with nowhere to sleep so they stay under bridges in the woods and various other places I know about this first hand because I myself was homeless for 2yrs due to uncontrollable life events I am technically homeless still but I am staying with family trying to work and rebuild my life it takes time starting with nothing my drivers license is suspended so transportation to work is hard to get but I have worked enough to buy a cheap car and I am working on getting my license back I visit the homeless community in Knoxville as much as I can I have countless friends I met while being on the socmeet there are alot of really good people who are having a rough time in life not all homeless people are addicted to drugs or alcohol these are the ones I want to help I feel like I can help on a more personal level than a lot of charities because of my own struggle I am welcome in homeless camps and communities and I have a better understanding of individual needs of the homeless here it is great to feed the homeless but that is not going to change lives I want to help with NEW clothes ,hygiene products,state IDs, birth certificates,shelter,phones and finding jobs things that will lift people out of homelessness and help get them back into normal society but I don't believe in helping people who don't want to work to better their own lives but it is nearly impossible to work if all your clothes are filthy you stay in a tent with no alarm clock no phone so jobs can call you I want to help with these things so they can help themselves "if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day if you teach him to fish you feed him for a life time" my goal is to help myself get a drivers license and start giving back to my community lifting myself and others out of this nightmare and back into normal society but at the same time having requirements they have to meet such as looking for work staying clean and assisting me in helping others TOGETHER we can all make a difference in the world one small step at a time

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