Monday, January 28, 2013

A Heart Wrenching Experience Part 2

I spent Sunday afternoon looking for "Vickie". I never found her. I went again today on my lunch hour - no luck :-( I am not giving up, tho. I will keep going back until I see her again.

In the meantime, I did a lot of research on the "homeless" and found a lot of good information. The best information I found came from a person who was once homeless themselves. 

 I tried to put myself in her place and made a list of all the things that I thought I would need if I were to suddenly be cast on the streets. I got it all together and put it in a suitcase on wheels with a handle. Here are some of the things that I came up with so far and I am carrying the suitcase in my car until I find her.

3 XL tee shirts
2 pairs of socks
toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash/dental floss
breath mints/sugar free gum
shampoo/conditioner (2 in 1)
antibacterial soap/hand sanitizer
baby wipes
Q Tips
Emery board, nail clippers, nail polish, hand lotion
calming body lotion
snacks-breakfast bars, crackers, bottled water, tea bags, instant coffee, soups, peppermints, packaged tuna, cookies.
feminine products, toilet paper
Roll of Quarters
Roll of dimes

My next plan is to put together 6 backpacks to keep in the car with as many toiletry items I can along with a bible - 3 for men and 3 for women - to hand out when I see the need. I think in place of snacks - $5 giftcards to a few fastfood places like McD's, Sonic, etc.

I know this is a VERY small gesture - and not anything that can "fix" anyone - but I don't want to be oblivious to the people who are in need right under my nose. The song Jesus In Disguise has not left my brain in 3 days now. . Such a powerful message.


  1. You have really touched my heart with this story. I know our city has homeless but you don't normally see them as they normally go to the bigger city with the shelters. But this is a great idea.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment.

  2. These are all great ideas! You might even consider getting a group of women from your church and getting together a few of these packs to give out. Maybe even a monthly thing. Every little bit helps!

    1. Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting

  3. This is an amazing idea and you are an amazing lady! Perhaps you will inspire others to do this, too! I know I'm inspired to do it!

    1. Awesome! I truly believe we are to be Jesus hands! Thank you for your sweet comments

  4. Awesome, Pamela. I love this story, as well as your heart for the homeless. Thank you for sharing, you are such an inspiration : )

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. God bless!

  5. What a great idea to keep supplies like that in your car! I’m a new follower of your blog from the Monday Mingle Blog Hop! Would love if you could stop by mine. Thanks :0)

    The Three Whiskateers

  6. You are doing a good thing, and what a wonderful idea from a caring heart. God is doing great things through you.


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