Sometimes the night feels like a blur--not visually, but mentally. It's hard to process some of what we see and hear. It's all quite complicated. This is one reason I have to hand it to the kids who come out and keep coming out.
We fit a lot into a short few hours. We see people living in tents under the rain. We see people who have all sorts of physical difficulties living minimally. We see people walking the streets who are just looking for a positive destination but can't find it. We meet droves at the Mayflower who rely on a bunch of kids for help. We meet old friends and we miss others.
We did witness a bright spot Tuesday at Project Homeless Connect. Dozens upon dozens of organizations provided free services to our more needy Akronites. Everything from eye car, to legal advice to manicures was there. It was great to see so many people caring.