BEAR FACTS: From the view of a homeless man

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013


Hello, my name is Joe. I’m homeless. I live in many different places like a tent and a broken down car. My old house caught on fire. Sometimes I sleep outside in the sunshine and rain. I went to a shelter one time and I was robbed. Then one day some people donated things to the shelter that I was at. They even gave me money. They gave me enough money to get a job and some food. When I got good at my job, I raised enough to get my own home. Thank you, donators.

At our school we watched a video on Reading Rainbow called Fly Away Home. It was about the book written by Eve Bunting. The book is about a little boy and his father that are homeless and live in an airport. The story made me think of my own dad, Joe. I wrote my story because I thought about what it would be like to be homeless like the little boy in the story.

Our school is doing a canned food drive for the Salvation Army. This will give food to the homeless people. My grandmother goes there all the time to make donations, too. Helping our school by sending in a donation will help us help the homeless. Each student that makes a donation will have their name put into a drawing. The winners will receive prizes from P.E. Department. Someone will even win the newest cupstacking cups. One winner will win the huge sized cupstacking cups.

Another project our school is doing is collecting clothing for the needy. We are gathering clothing for a homeless dinner that will be held at North Augusta First Baptist Church in November and for a West Virginia Elementary School in December. We need people to donate any clothing they don’t need that are in good condition. This will help the homeless and the people in the coal mining town in West Virginia.

When you help out, it will make you feel better because you are helping the homeless. It’s nice to help people that have needs.

From the view of a homeless man

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