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Homeless at 50

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    Sarra Garrettposted 5 years ago

    How many of you think you could live in a tent in winter in Nebraska?  I'll be doing just that next week.  Yup, homeless once again.  I will however be able to get on line as I'm living in an all year camp ground.  Will be hauling my water with a broken ankle and will have my dogs for warmth.  I'll be sending  a diary on my success.  Yes, success. I ask PLEASE give blankets, warm winter coats and sleeping bags to the homeless.  Just walk right up to them and hand it to them.  They are people just like me.  I broke my ankle in May, lost my job and my car and there is no public transportation.  I'm just now walking again without assistance.  PLEASE give food to the foodbanks as they run out frequently leaving people without a warm meal on a cold winters night.  Keep a lookout for my updates.  Scared?  Yes I am, However, if you are scared you can't survive so I'll be in my survival mode.  Food?  no problem I hunt and fish and have protection from the mt. lions and bobcats that frequent the area.  PLEASE HELP THE HOMELESS IN YOUR AREA.

    1. janesix profile image59
      janesixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry about your plight! It seems to be everywhere these days. I saw some teenagers playing a guitar and singing, with a hat out for money. I've never seen anything like that in my life around here.

      I hope you will be ok!

      I would be homeless and without meds if it weren't for the kind family that I have. I feel exceedingly grateful and lucky. I have to get food from the food bank. I have been working with Goodwill to get a job. I just got out of the psych ward for the last week. Some of the people there have no where to go once they get out, it's really sad. All of the shelters are crowded. I think we're in a true Depression.

      Good luck to you.

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        Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Bless your heart. I hope you are feeling better and keep up the good work girl.  You are blessed to have family, wherein I don't.  You have angels in your life!  Good luck with your job as well!!!  I'l be praying for you.

    2. moneyfairy profile image71
      moneyfairyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry you are going through such a devastating time.( I know you don't want anyone to feel sorry for you, but rather just to write and share your life's expereince and growth in the horrible circumstances of the time) I wish I could help you somehow. You are one of the strongest women I know. You're survival skills are invaluable now.  I am very close to having nothing as well, just trying to keep one step ahead and hope I never have to live without  some kind of shelter. I always wished for millions$$$$ to help others, I'd love to be a philanthropist but alas I can only say prayers for all and ask for all your guardian angels to surround and protect you and guide you to what your next step is for an abundant, prosperous, joyfilled ,peaceful and happy life.  Just know inside yourself that you are a perfect whole and complete child of the all in all and that you will always be provided for if you trust and believe. (Which I think you do)
      Big hugs to you Sarra, all the best on this , your life's journey.

    3. janshares profile image99
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sarra,
      I will add your name to the prayers I say this Saturday at the breakfast ministry for homeless men and needy families I run at my church. Sorry to hear about your ordeal. I wish you strength and God's peace.

  2. pstraubie48 profile image88
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    Sometimes they refuse offers i wad surprised.  I have been thete so know how tuff it is sending angels to watch over youth

  3. pstraubie48 profile image88
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    Sometimes they refuse offers i wad surprised.  I have been thete so know how tuff it is sending angels to watch over youth

  4. Hollie Thomas profile image58
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    Hi Sara,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. I noticed that you mention on your profile that you are an armed forces veteran, this website seems to have a lot of information and resources for ex-forces members who are struggling financially. There are a number of charities listed here which appear to offer financial aid for those who need it.

    http://www.operationwearehere.com/Finan … anchor_260

    I don't know if this will be of any use to you, but may well be worth a try.

    Good luck, I sincerely hope your homeless situation is resolved soon.

  5. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Sarra, please contact me privately.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image78
      CloudExplorerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I second the motion of Habee, I am willing to help you as well Sarra, with online advice, and methods to help raise funding for ya. Good Luck either way, if there is a will there definitely is a way we all can help you out.

  6. kathleenkat profile image83
    kathleenkatposted 5 years ago

    Sarra, where do you live?

    Certainly someone on HubPages can offer you a spare bedroom, or even a couch, until you get on your feet! I am acquainted with someone who has taken a homeless person in, in exchange for help around the house and yard.

  7. HoneyBB profile image98
    HoneyBBposted 5 years ago

    A disabled vet, you say, living in a tent in the cold, hard, dead of winter. People should be outraged. They should be outraged regardless of your vet status. Nobody in America, nor on this planet, for that matter, should ever have to succumb to that. This is your story, Sarra. The article that you hope will put a roof over your head and food on your table. This should be a Best Sellling Book. Authors should be jumping all over this. People need to know the cold, hard facts of who we have become. A nation living in fear to reach out and help her fellow brother or sister does not a nation make. While I do concede that many good people reach out and help and I commend them, we, as a people, have become fearful to bring others into the safe boundaries of our own lives. I offer you to come stay with me. However, this is not a fancy offer, as I too am living in poverty. I have no bed of my own to offer you, nor do I have a couch for you to rest your weary head. However, we can carry each other to the finish line, limping along the way, be it may. So, I offer you this in hopes that you are given a better offer; for your sake, not mine; but in fear that you won't be. Come stay with me, and I will help you get back on your feet ... bad ankle and all.  However, I,too, have the fear of allowing a stranger into my safe haven; therefore, I have to request references with people I could call to verify your character, as should request of me also, and I would gladly provide.