An update from Matthew Skaggs of Tender Touch Ministries.
Yesterday, Casey Cross and myself, went to SA Riverbed Homeless Campsite, on behalf of Tender Touch Ministries, www.tendertouchministries.org, and dropped off 16 boxes of food, and 3 big bags of cloths. It was “Martin Luther King Day.”
We were meet by the 2d Baptist Church of Santa Ana. We also meet Angela, that lives there that needed women’s clothes and it so happened we had some to give her. She will be one of our inside contact people. I asked her to let us know when they need anything, food, cloths, water, even medical attention and we’d send help. As you can see, there are disabled people, (men and women) living in tents down by the riverbed.
For FYI: On January 27, 2017, there will be a County meeting to discuss what to do about the many hundreds of homeless in OC. It’ll be at OC Community Services building, @ 1300 S. Grand Ave., SA, Ca 92705. The public is invited to attend, starts at 9 am. I’ll be there to make a proposal.
These people need counseling, an opportunity to get a better education, career and job opportunities, if they are ever able to become a productive member of society. To think it will happen without any planning is irresponsible to say the least. The main goal is to begin developing real working programs NOT HANDOUTS like some people like to claim. Just giving everything away will never solve and has never solved any long term problem. The keyword here is “planning.”
Photos of Casey, Matt and people receiving assistance.