prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and/or friends this
year, please consider ways that you and your guests can help those
in need. Make this holiday truly a time of giving and receiving
thanks by participating in a local event to raise funds and
awareness about homelessness in your community. Hunger
and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 12-19, 2017)
is co-sponsored nationally by the National Coalition for the
Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and
Homelessness. The event originated in 1975, and now takes place in
nearly 700 communities across the country. Click
here to find out how you can be a part of the solution
to end hunger and homelessness in the US.
Reams continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale
of his album, Rhyme & Season, to help a local
the City, meet the medical needs of those who are
homeless. Rhyme & Season is a concept album that celebrates the
resilience of the human spirit. James selected and wrote songs for
the album that raise awareness about those who are homeless.
Every day people are released from the hospital to recover in the
privacy of their own homes. What happens to those who have no
homes, have lost their apartment due to a lengthy hospital stay, or
cannot return to their home because of the nature of their recovery
(stairs, live alone, living conditions)? They end up on the
streets, or sometimes back in the hospital from complications or,
worse yet, dead.
after his double amputee surgery in October, he was discharged from
the hospital, bundled into a taxi, and dropped off outside the
fence surrounding the county's homeless shelter. He remained there
all night, slumped in a wheelchair, without any protection from the
chilly night or for his bandaged stumps. In social worker circles,
it's called the dump and run. And then there's Denise.
When she lost her job, she lost her health insurance and her hope
and ended up living on the streets. She was diagnosed with breast
cancer while staying at a substance abuse treatment center but
could not stay there while undergoing chemotherapy. Terry was
eventually returned to the hospital; luckily Denise found a place
to stay and recuperate at Circle the City in Phoenix.
Circle the City is just one of several similar medical respite
centers located in 28 states (click
here for more information). These centers are dedicated
to providing interim healthcare for the homeless, especially homeless
veterans. Your tax-deductible donations will transform the lives of
the most vulnerable members of our communities and allow you to
share your compassion with those who so desperately need it. As you
count your blessings next week, add being a blessing to your list. Give
the news today.
James Reams is a bluegrass veteran with 25 years making music in
this industry. Check out his website
and learn why James Reams & The Barnstormers are considered
“one of America’s top bluegrass bands!”
For further information about James Reams & The Barnstormers
visit their website at www.jamesreams.com or http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JamesReams. Music
videos are available on http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjamesreams.