I updated the Statistics Page yesterday…check that out if you are interested in where the money is going as well as where the people following the blog are from.
A few updates. I heard back from Jenny from Day 13. She landed a job doing regional Public Health work! Congratulations Jenny! She sounds really happy. She is still waitressing a few nights a week to help pay off all the bills that stacked up due to her extended unemployment.
I also met up with Roger from Day 54. He said that after we talked the first time he was inspired to try to reach out to his estranged wife. You can hear directly from him on the Facebook page. By the way, he still would like very much to have some counselling sessions as well as a used laptop. If you know of anyone who can help, please let me know.
I ran into to Leonel from Day 56 as I was out one day. I plan to set up a time to follow up with him in the coming weeks and will post that to the Facebook page.
Speaking of the Facebook page, we have about 200 fans now…growing slowly. If you haven’t already become a fan, please do so.
So on Day 67 I had met some friends for lunch at Nooshi. Good place for noodles and sushi. By the way, Wagamama (the British-based ramen noodle restaurant) is coming to DC in May! 418 7th St. NW. I was introduced to Wagamama when I was in Dublin. Check them out! Back to Anthony’s story.
So as I left lunch I saw Anthony selling Street Sense on the corner of 19th and M in DC. I love this guy. He is one of the original Street Sense vendors…he started in 2005 and has badge number 005.
We talked about DC Urban Plunge, an event every year where mostly college students come to DC and live on the streets to experience and understand homelessness. Anthony really likes interacting with the young people when this event happens. You can read one person’s account of doing their own “plunge” in DC here.
Anthony says he will use my money to get some food. I asked him if he needed anything in specific and he said he would really like help getting into some type of apartment. Also he would really appreciate a size 9 pair of sneakers…even lightly used would be ok. I hope someone reading this will be able to help Anthony out. You can find him at the corner of 19th and M most weekdays or you can email me and I have his contact information.
Check out the short video I took of Anthony: