|Maurice von Zupthen, Veronica Johnson and Ryan McCann|
walking down the street, looking for people to help.
During our last iwl Cares initiative, the iwl team walked around downtown Salt Lake City, visiting some homeless people and giving food and money to those who needed it.
|Brian Palmer rushing to action.|
I was struck by two other aspects. As we were passing out food, the police showed up in an instant and the officer quickly dispersed the crowd from the street corner. He was even calling out individuals by first name, revealing that some must have been on our streets for some time. The other really gripping sight was seeing what appeared to be a young woman curled on the pavement along a fence, barefooted and passed out.
|Erin Millet and Veronica Johnson with “Joe”.|
Our next stop was a group of about two dozen men and women. They were outside of a Christian shelter. We approached them and all they really wanted was the food we were giving out. Apparently, their mind frame was “Free food? I’ll take all that you have.” This stop was sobering to say the least. It was very sad to see fellow human beings at that point in their lives. One woman kept whispering “Hide me please, hide me please.”