Rescued By An Angel

Even IF Only Temporarily

A fellow house mate from the one shelter I stayed at in June, here in TN, had to leave the shelter early and was helped by a local church org with a hotel for some weeks. 

She recently was able to make some other arrangements for herself and her children based on her improved circumstances (YAY for her!), so she offered her remaining three days to me and the church org agreed to the transfer of the room. 

You have no idea how relieved I was when she, her children, and her children's father came to my rescue, literally. Drove over to the Walmart parking lot found me and then brought me over to the hotel. 

I have been having phone issues and unable to really reach out or receive communication regularly, AND only about three or four people knew where I was hanging out around town.  

So, I am here until Friday morning, unless something else works out. I have reached out to almost everyone that I could have, and this was a list of org's, or churches, or people, that I thought of, found online, or was referred to by the same angel that gave me her remaining days, or one or two others that were also former house mates from the same shelter. 

Amazing women, all of them. We are all survivors and we deserve so much more, so much better than we have been given in life. So do our children, those of us that have or had them. We shouldn't have to keep asking, begging, groveling, being slaves, for what should be a basic right in life. Basic rights any and every human should have.

There is one other person I want to thank, another angel... Who made some connections of her own, work for me, so that I could get my free Covid Screen done. It was mainly drive up and I don't drive due to the Epilepsy history and other mostly neuro and some developmental issues. 

I thank her for her help, which is still appreciated even though the reason I need the test results done did not work out. It was to get in some other shelter in another city... 

A we can't help you here so we are gonna pass you on to some other location, let them deal with it... Oh but we won't tell you that they might not have the space when you get there and you just might be homeless over there too. I'm sure they meant well, but at the end of the day, it's my life that they are making worse by meaning well.

IMO, better to just stay here in this town where it's at least a bit quieter, I guess.

Anyhow, I got a call from the Dept of Health here in TN and my result was Negative. YAY for that! Hate to have to be sick, more than I already feel some days (for other reasons) and be on the street too. I'm supposed to get the results in the mail but who knows when I will make it over to the Post Office to get them. 

Anyhow, since I am still technically limited to WiFi based communication and may be back on the street, if none of the org's or people step up soon... Please stick to email or text communication if you have the info. Especially after Friday morning.

If you want to pay for some more nights for me or reach out to me for other practical assistance purposes, and don't want to make a donation to my PayPal (button at the bottom of the blog), you could call the hotel I guess... 931-552-3330. Tell them it's for Julie.

If you are just calling to talk, save it for some other time, thanks. I'm kinda all talked out, at the moment, and probably don't have much nice to say to lots of people.

If you really want to help me be self sufficient and survive or better, donation of money and other practical resources is the way to go. That's probably true for lots of homeless, poor, struggling people. Quit asking the struggling people to do more. Step up. and HELP. Don't just offer with no follow through. 

If you can't that's fine, if it's just that you won't, wtf is wrong with you???

Thanks for reading.

Hope you are having an awesome day.

*** Two more Angels I want to thank, a lovely lady at a hotel I was hanging out at, a young mother, she brought me some ice and gave me $10, I got some food at McDonalds when I was too tired to walk to Walmart, it was a bit farther and a lot hotter that day. Another house mate at the shelter, another young mother, sticking up for her daughter more than my own mother ever did for me, she gave me rides too, so I could get some stuff, and not have to walk in the heat. If there is anyone I left out, I apologize, and I'm sure I will think of you and mention you later. ***