This morning we showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding.Today officers from Raleigh Police Department prevented us from doing our work, for the first time ever. An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested.
Our partner church brought 100 sausage biscuits and large amounts of coffee. We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up, waiting to eat. They said no. I had to face those who were waiting and tell them that I could not feed them, or I would be arrested.
In the past, we have had a good working relationship with the Raleigh Police Department. We knew that we could not use the park itself, as doing so required a permit, but that it was fine if we wanted to set up on the sidewalk, as long as we did not block the sidewalk and cleaned up after ourselves. We have operated, unmolested, under this assumption for the last six years.
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Learn more: http://lovewins.info/2013/08/feeding-hom…aleigh-nc/
#OpFeedTheHomeless needs to continue. We had a great coordinated effort earlier this year, and it needs longevity. As our economy continues to spiral out of control we see a huge increase in our homeless population. Some of these people are in dire need of things we take for granted, such as a hot meal, a warm blanket, or even simple kindness and compassionate interaction with others.
bit.ly/14ScI3F this link will expose our governments view on the subject of citizens trying to do their part to help. It sickens me to see well meaning people afraid to help their fellow man because of fear from government reprisal. I am proposing a day of feeding the homeless across this nation in a show of solidarity, and civil disobedience (for areas banning this action).
It takes very little overhead and time to make a difference for someone much less fortunate than yourself. In the past we have seen people set up in a public location and cook banquet style, we have seen people make food ahead of time and hand it out in a park setting, we have seen people order pizzas and drive around handing them out. The point is there are many ways to help out that can be tailored to your circumstance.
Everyday is a great day to extend a hand and help someone, and i encourage anyone who cares to help out whenever they can. With that said, I would like to see another #OpFeedTheHomeless event take place. On Sat. October 12, 2013 I will be catering an #OpFeedTheHomeless event in my hometown. I urge you to join me in whatever capacity you can!
I would very much like to know of your effort and support so feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets see how much of a difference we can make, working together to help our fellow man in need.
Blessings to you and yours!
Saturday. October 12, 2013
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