It’s that time of year again here in Austin. More rain and cooler nights are wonderful unless you’re homeless. And further north winter is already in full swing.
Oh, and it’s Veterans’ Day. Many homeless are war veterans, guys who gave their souls for this country. They got chewed up in wars and were spit out by society and now they’re reduced to holding up cardboard signs at traffic lights.
So keep the homeless in mind when you’re clearing out your garage or your closets or when you’re thrift shopping. Pick up an extra packet of socks or underwear next time you’re at Target.
Think sleeping bags, insulating sleeping mats, tarps, duck tape, sweaters, flannel shirts, warm socks, (long) underwear, scarves, gloves, mittens, wool caps and coats.
Have some items within reach in your car and hand them out at traffic lights. Make someone’s day!