We need to talk more about the vision and future of The Homeless Charity.
I’m learning that this is not just an Akron issue or an American issue. Tent cities are fighting for their existence all over the world.
We need easy, low barrier sheltering and housing solutions for the homeless of the world.
Quick and easy and cheap emergency shelters are needed to protect our homeless people.
But once we triage that there is still a lot of work to do.
The traditional system of housing the homeless is complicated and backlogged.
Different cities will need to deal with this in different ways.
In Akron, Ohio we have the luxury of old, abandoned houses.
Look at the prices of some of these houses you can get from our land bank:
In Akron I believe one of the quickest and easiest things we can do to help the homeless population is to start housing them in these very affordable houses.
To that end, I’m incredibly excited to announce that we now have purchased our very first home:
This is the home directly behind our property.
If you remember, this was the home that had a lawsuit with us. We were both able to come to an agreeable settlement with this house.
Settling this lawsuit was a huge milestone for us.
We now own 3 of the 5 parcels of land in our block:
I’m in talks with the owner of the 5th piece of land. And the 4th piece of land is basically abandoned so we should be able to get that from the city.
We are making a collective plot of land that could be an amazing space for helping serve the homeless of Akron.
So this is an incredibly exciting time in our evolution.
With this, we are starting our first Brick Campaign for The Homeless Charity.
We are building a new brick walkway in front of our house and we would like YOU to be part of it.
To help us with this process we want to offer you the opportunity to be part of this monumental time in the history of the homeless of Akron.
Please consider purchasing an engraved brick to go in our walkway.
$100 – 4×8 Brick for our walkway.
A 4×8 brick can have four lines of text with 20 characters on each line. (Any symbol is considered one space, like a period or comma or dash.) All text will be centered and in all capital letters. We’ll follow up with you for your engraving so you can give it some thought. 🙂
This bench is 14 x 43 x 17 You can engrave 6 Lines of 44 Characters each line. (Any symbol is considered one space, like a period or comma or dash.) All text will be centered and in all capital letters. We’ll follow up with you for your engraving so you can give it some thought. 🙂
You can engrave anything on these items that you would like.
- A biblical verse
- An inspirational quote
- Your family name
Whatever you’d like.
We will follow up with you on your engraving through email. I can help you come up with something to say, if you’d like. But there is no hurry on that. We’ll get to that in a bit.
Please consider becoming part of our history. Support us with our Brick Campaign for The Homeless Charity.