I Found a Man Eating From the Garbage — This Was My Response

I Found a Man Eating From the Garbage — This Was My Response

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Walking home from the grocery store this week, I found a man in a wheelchair eating from a garbage can on a busy street. Horrified in the face of such misery, I shared my food with the man and walked on, overcome by anger and guilt.

I chastised myself for not doing more, and I wondered: How could a man in a country as rich as ours come to this? And what else could I–one lone individual–do?

For a problem as complex as homelessness, the answers can be difficult to see. But I saw without question one thing I can do:

VOTE.

In this election year, I will be voting for representatives who pledge to reclaim our country from those who have bent it for their own greed.

So I created this poster as an expression of my anger…but also of my hope that together we can take steps to alleviate the suffering caused to so many by so few.