Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 17th 2009

June 17th is officially...

Doris Keeler Day!

Mrs. Keeler you have not only been there for me throughout this Walk, but also during my time in your class. Even though I may have gotten lazy at times you've helped me better myself. For that I am truly thankful and honored to say that you were my teacher.

Sorry about the absents of my posts. These last few days have been very exhausting. I entered my first destination in South Carolina which was Charleston. I stopped at the shelter here and was able to tour the facilities, but wasn't able to stay due to the renovations they were doing to the Families Facility.

I am starting to really feel the pain that a homeless child would go through to get to a safe place to sleep. After getting to Savannah, Georgia and not being able to stay and then having to walk 100+ miles to the next shelter in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a long and hard journey between those two cities.

Here is the list of things the Shelter in Charleston, South Carolina needs...

Urgently Needed Items:

1) Sunscreen and Bug Spray
2) Powdered Sport Drink Mix
3) Coffee
4) Razors
5) Shower Shoes (men and women sizes)
6) Cleaning Supplies
7) Lysol
8) Liquid Dish Soap and Laundry Detergent
9) Deodorant
10) Paper Towels and Napkins
11) Packaged Men's and Women's Underwear
12) White Wash Clothes and Towels
13) Feminine Products
14) Band-aids
15) Hand Sanitizer
16) Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap

Supplies That We Always Need:

1) Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, facial tissues)
2) Plastic Plates, Forks, Knives and Spoons
3) Deodorant and Lotion
4) Disposable Razors and Shaving Cream
5) Aluminum Foil
6) Adult Diapers
7) Feminine Hygiene Products
8) Cleaning Supplies and Liquid Laundry Detergent
9) Packaged Standard Size Pillows
10) New, Packaged Socks and Underwear for Women, Children and Men-all sizes
11) Band-aids, Neosporin, Caladryl, ACE Bandages

These are the supplies are needed at the Crisis Ministries; this shelter helps men, women and children who are in need. They also house up to 80 men and currently house up to 40 women and children any night. When the renovations are complete they will shelter many more women and children. They also feed many more people that don’t have any shelter at all. Out of the 3000 homeless in the area near the shelter they provide 1700 of them with services and help.

*If you would like to Donate to this shelter send here*
573 meeting street Charleston, SC 29403
P.O. Box 20038

In-Kind donations are always needed. For large contributions, Please call 843-723-9477 ext. 124 to ensure storage space is available and arrange a time for delivery.

We have left Charleston and are still moving north towards Washington D.C. and should be there around the August 20th mark. I can't wait to get to the next shelter to meet these children. Ill give you all an update on which children make the biggest impact on me as soon as possible.

Thank you all for being supportive and helpful through this journey, you may not know it but you too have made a difference to help the homeless youth in the United States.

I would like to end this Post with a poem that 15 year old Tim Hogg wrote for me...

You are the captain of your

Master of your

While you walk your

Others will remain the

David Ashby

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