Homeless outreach in Queens
Homeless outreach in Manhattan
The F train wasn’t working. The F, the G, the E, you name it, every train I needed to get home wasn’t working! So I left the train station, slightly annoyed (more than slightly annoyed honestly!) and trying to figure out how I was going to get home. So I decided to take the 1 train to Penn Station and take the LIRR. I started to walk toward 56th street and go up, but felt lead to go up 55th street instead. I had a meeting to get to by 7:30p and it was already 6:15p so I was pressed for time! As I was walking up 55th I saw a woman and two children (roughly 10 months old and 6 yrs old) on her hands and knees digging through a pile of garbage chest high looking for food.
People walking by would slow down to look at them, but they but kept walking. I stopped and asked the woman if her and her family wanted to get something to eat, but she didn’t speak English and pointed to the 6 yr old. The little girl was able to translate what I said, they agreed and we walked to the diner at the corner. I had missed the second woman that was with them, I assume she was on the other side of the garbage, but she came along too. I spoke with the manager of the diner and asked him if they could take their order, get them a second meal to go and charge me. He was really nice, got their order, and let me pay. He even translated for me how to say “May God Bless you” in Spanish before I left (“Que Dios te bendiga”). I was able to say that one word of blessing over the family before I left.
Moral of the story #1 even when you are busy and rushing from point A to point B taking a few minutes out of your day to help someone else means the world to them! #2 God directs our steps and every delay isn’t an “inconvenience” for no reason. And as a side, I still got to my meeting 10 minutes early!
Homeless outreach in the Bronx
Homeless outreach on Long Island & the Bronx
Holiday outreach in Queens
Disaster Relief outreach on Long Island
Domestic violence outreach in Brooklyn
Blessings Bags outreach in the Bronx
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