“I have some information that might be of interest to you concerning the Big Foot killed.”
I decide to call our local news stations and the Courier and Press. Each takes my name and number and promise to get back to me.
I check the website of Aurora Evansville, one of the homeless shelters and organizations who help the homeless. I find that Dec. 8th of this year, Aurora will again sponsor a memorial service for the hundreds of homeless who die in our city – over 300 last year. I will go for Harold.
I am suddenly moved to recall the many thoughts about the homeless I’ve encountered. I’ve given them money, but usually to avoid more interaction with them. Until recently, I seldom sat down to talk with them and even then, it was mostly an interrogation.
I become embarrassed bordering on ashamed of my smug attitude about the people I’ve met who found themselves in a homeless situation.
I should have known better. I should have seen them through the eyes of God. I had a dear author friend, now deceased who told me of her experience living out of her car. She didn’t choose it. Circumstances delivered her and her daughters to it.
I know what I must do to honor Harold Piegrand. I can tell his story. I can write a story about a homeless person who fell victim to homelessness through no fault of his own. Maybe it will help each of us see each other’s humanity and love our neighbor as we would like to be loved.
Organizations in Evansville Who Give Aid to the Homeless
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