If you have spent any time with me you will have learned that I tend to do things with not a lot of detailed thought.
Anybody that lets 40 some people set up tents in his backyard and create their own governmental system based on the principle of “Let’s see what happens” tends to be a “fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants” kind of guy.
I prefer to build the plane mid-air instead of building it on the ground. It’s just more fun that way. (not to mention more efficient and effective, imo)
So, in that vein I am excited to announce the:
The idea is that we will line up a volunteer with a villager. Kind of like the big brother / big sister program.
This could be useful as all of our villagers are being rapidly pushed out of their community and, hopefully, put in housing.
It’s important to understand that you only have to do what you are comfortable doing. You can spend as little or as much time with your villager. And if the relationship doesn’t work out you are welcome to just let us know that you’ve gotten busy and can’t help any more.
But all of these people are going to need things like:
- Moving their things into their apartment
- Finding free or cheap furniture and household items (we probably can get a lot of that stuff)
- Driving various places in the transition
- Local city driving
- Picking up various things
- Moral support
And who knows what else.
Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do in life… in the best of circumstances. It’s going to likely be a pretty tense couple months for some of these folks.
So… if you are interested, the way to get involved is to join this Facebook Messenger group:
Click this link: https://m.me/join/AbaiGgk8ln9AW_fo
I’ll post a list of villagers that are interested in being part of this program over there. And then we can work as a group to get these people into housing.
This could be a really meaningful journey for both you and the villager you connect with.