I personally met with around 10 persons who were willing to complete a survey form; and just one person who refused the form. Almost half of the people said "thank you" to me. Perhaps they recognized me (and my survey teammates) as people who were working to help. I am so very glad that I said "yes" when asked to volunteer.
Talking to people experiencing homelessness
Was very rewarding. Even if it was a brief interaction most people responded positively to another person caring about their situation .
Also I learned through their voices.... the frustration of trying to get back on your feet when you have just been released from prison,
The heartbreak of drug addiction that separates a mother from her children and leaves her homeless and other situations where young adults as well as elderly adults find their lives turned upside down by circumstances beyond their control. My compassion for people experiencing homelessness has grown exponentially from this volunteer experience.
I believe we had a great turnout. But maybe would have had better numbers if after the meal instead of during the meal.
I believe it ran really smooth and very well organized.
kinda disorganized. lots of the folks I asked about the survey had no idea it was happening. would have been nice if they'd known I wasn't there to harass them. still, things went well.