posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:27 AM
a reply to: semperfortis
That sounds like something I would like to see in the UK as when our service people leave camp for the last time the MoD pretty much forgets them.
Most stats here show a high percentage of homeless males being former service folk, Army especially.
Only last night/this morning at 3am walking home from a night out with my son we made contact with a 'new homeless face' guy laying in a shop
doorway and he was a former soldier just arrived in town, we sat down, shared our tobacco, gave him some cash, advice on local services, but more
importantly, stopped for half hour over a smoke talking to him and offering well just...compassion for a fellow human being.
All the support services in our society would pale to insignificance if everybody just cared a bit more about the people we pass on the street each
day. Stop, sit, listen and give a # for 5 minutes of real life.
I remember when I left fakebook for ever it was all the 'likes' for some bull# inspirational image by people who don't actually do anything
tangiable to help that made me go. Services are important, but changing societies attitude would do so much more - pity that is such a difficult
battle to win in such a shallow world.