Blog

Dick Weed

Posted on

This is probably going to be one of my all time favorite pictures. A man named Dick Weed is holding court with a group of young, middle class kids from places where no one is named “Dick Weed” or  “Chubs” or “Black Mike” or “Country”.  Dick Weed is seemingly so different than these students. Almost […]

Blog

Howard Carter

Posted on

This is Sage with his friend Howard Carter at the John Brown Monument at the Akron Zoo. The Summit County HIstorical Society was giving a talk on Abolitionist John Brown this weekend.  Howard is an historian, a civil war reenactor where he is Private Howard Carter of the Army of the James X Corp 3rd. Division […]

Blog

Breaking Down All Barriers

Posted on

Ashleigh is seen here having a chat with Donnie Jean on Food Bank food delivery day to one of our houses. The food and clothes and supplies and water, while needed, aren’t really our primary interest. They just help us achieve our primary goal: Ultimately we look to break down all barriers that separate the houseless […]

Blog

Art Installation by Chubs

Posted on

A “house-free” (as he prefers to be referred to) friend of ours, Chubs, has created this art display of a basic tent a house-free person might live in. This will be on display in our Tent Village Memorial and Community Garden. Notice the bar of soap on the bent ladle. The bucket is for water […]

Blog

Villager Collage Display

Posted on

The students from Grace Church helped paint and setup this photo collage of some people who lived in our tent village. Gary, on the left, has been driving the vision of it all. He is calling the space the “Tent Village Memorial and Community Garden.” This display board was built by our fellow villager Paul […]

Blog

Mary’s Lasagna

Posted on

Virginia (on the right) is cutting a piece of lasagna for Ashleigh (in the middle) that was made by Mary (on the left). Mary lives in one of our transitional houses. She used her food stamps to make this AMAZING lasagna for her housemates and homeless friends living on the street.  (This lasagna might be […]

Blog

Running Water

Posted on

I would like to take this moment to offer a pause in our lives to remember that there are MANY people all throughout the United States of America that don’t have access to fresh water. E. coli is a bacteria infection that is common in the homeless population because they are forced to drink lake and […]

Blog

LERRYN’s CLOSET

Posted on

Welcome to LERRYN’s CLOSET. Lerryn Campbell runs a supply closet for homeless people out of 15 Broad Street in Akron Ohio.  She has collected all sorts of wonderful things. Snacks. Blankets. Masks. Tents. Survival products. All kinds of things.  The way it works is a homeless person comes to Lerryn and tells her what they […]

Blog

DIY Hand Washing Stations

Posted on

These are portable hand washing stations that Lerryn Campbell makes for our neighbors living on the street and in the woods and in houses that have no running water. As fast as she can make these and any fresh water bottles, they are instantly snatched up.

Blog

Paul Buchanan Made Items

Posted on

This is Gary Mikes standing next to two items Paul Buchanan (OP) made for our homeless village. Paul made MANY things for us. But here are the stairs he made to go to our upper level tent village. And he made this triangular notice board. Gary is featuring these two items right in the center […]