Do you know me?
I am a 37 year old male veteran who has seen the worst that life has to offer. I have seen countrymen kill other countrymen over a difference of opinion or a view of a religion. I have seen parents turn their backs on their own children who dared to question how God wants people to live. I have seen husbands and wives turn on each other over who was right or not. The bad things that you believe would never happen to you or in your neighborhood, DOES happen. I saw my younger brother shot in a drive-by shooting with members of a gang. My world ended that day. I would not function and still have trouble trying to believe there is good in people. Even when I smile at strangers…no one smiles back. How can you, or I, or anyone ever make this world better if no one takes the first step?
Can you see us? We are some of the many faces of Fairfax County’s homeless community. Please help the homeless be seen. This link will bring you to a page to find out what you can do to help the homeless in Fairfax County.