A #ScarfBombJax Story:
Today I met Glen. Glen was sleeping on a bus bench on Blanding Blvd. From my car window I could see that he was shivering despite being curled up and lying in the sun. There was no snow or ice or other things folks up North are worried with, but when you’re living outdoors 50 degrees is still cold.
I turned the car around to speak with him and by then he was sitting up. I asked him if he’d like a blanket, or a scarf. And he looked up with these big, sad eyes and said …”you have a blanket?”
I gave him a scarf, hat, gloves (thank you Scarf Bomb Jax Volunteers and Donors) and a blanket (thank you Nicole and Gardenview Baptist Church). This man was so thin. His clothes were torn. He had on shoes, but they were not a matched pair. After he got covered up. I asked him if he had eaten today, he said “no, but that’s ok.” I told him if he’d stay there I’d bring him a hamburger … “a hamburger?” he replied with the kindest look. And I did. He said, “Thank you ma’am,” and dug in. I gave him a hug and left. Before I could get back to my car he had eaten almost half the meal. Thank you for helping make this happen.
When our day is going badly, it’s easy to forget how good we have it. We are all truly so blessed and I am honored to know each of you.