Racisim and Alcoholism

So I am from Alabama, the Heart of Dixie as it was called when I was growing up. I grew up on a farm north of a mid-size southern city known for its tolerance and diversity and my private school was integrated with the kids of most of the non-white professionals in our little town. … Continue reading Racisim and Alcoholism

Teach a Kid to Learn

So I am kind of overcommitted in my personal life.  I am a little obsessed with people.  People in general.  I like people.  People are some of my favorite...  oh you get the idea.  So because I love people so much, I find it very distressing that some people don't think they have a chance … Continue reading Teach a Kid to Learn

Saturday Homeless Breakfast

So I was reading about homelessness tonight preparing for a breakfast meeting in the morning.  Instead of preparing an email to share with my fellows in the morning I thought I'd just make a post out of it! The breakfasts have grown dramatically in the last 4 to 6 weeks.  We always run out of … Continue reading Saturday Homeless Breakfast

Cancer resources for a new friend

A friend of a friend was diagnosed with a small OM tumor recently.  They reached out to me since they knew I had the same thing and I tried to provide them with some information.  After I wrote the email I realized that others could benefit from this information so I included the email here … Continue reading Cancer resources for a new friend

The start of something big in Lincoln Village!

A new shopping experience is coming to Lincoln Village this fall. Julie and I have rented a building at 1000 Meridian Street just north of Brooks and Collier and on the other side of the street, at the corner of Meridian and King. The new shop will feature clothes and other goods for the neighborhood … Continue reading The start of something big in Lincoln Village!

New Board Post: The Village, Inc

Hi all, I have again demonstrating my inability to say no buy joining another local non-profit's Board of Directors.  The Village is a homeless outreach agency I've been working with for about three years both in the field with their outreach staff and volunteers and on their website.  I built them a WordPress site at … Continue reading New Board Post: The Village, Inc

Downtown Rescue Mission delivers the goods for the poor!

The Downtown Rescue Mission is not really downtown.  It's actually at the old Westminster Christian Academy campus off of Evangel, near University Drive and Sparkman.  But wherever the place is located, its a big deal.  The campus is large, 80,000+ square feet housing an average of 200 people each night.  They have both transient and in-house treatment programs … Continue reading Downtown Rescue Mission delivers the goods for the poor!

Mezza Luna Fund/Friend Raiser a huge success

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Fund/Friend Raiser last night!!!  We have a great turnout, extended cooperation between local poverty agencies, missions and ministries.  I saw the Village of Promise founder (Bobby Bradley) talking to a Downtown Rescue Mission board member (Scott Martin) and Lincoln Village founder (Mark Stearns).  I saw First … Continue reading Mezza Luna Fund/Friend Raiser a huge success

Please Don’t Feed the Homeless!

Maybe you've seen our new bumper stickers around town that say "Please Don't Feed the Homeless!" If they made you come to our website then they worked as intended!! Welcome!  First we want you to know that we DO NOT want the homeless to be hungry.  Thankfully, in Huntsville, we have very few really hungry … Continue reading Please Don’t Feed the Homeless!

Mezza Luna Fundraiser coming up December 18

Save the Date!  Sunday night December 18 we are gathering at Mezza Luna in Jones Valley for a fund raiser.  You know you'd go to Mezza Luna anyway so check out  www.villageoutreach.org and see what your donations will help to support.  Melissa calls me alot, to tell me what she did out in the camps.  I also … Continue reading Mezza Luna Fundraiser coming up December 18

Help Village Outreach!

One of the most important measure of the civility of any society is how it treats the lowest in our midst, the people who are so sick or so weak or so broken that they cannot even manage to live Fortunately for them, and for our salvation, there are organizations in Huntsville focused on helping … Continue reading Help Village Outreach!

Pete Update, back in the hospital

Last Thursday Pete was admitted to Huntsville Main with a high fever and cuts to his tounge. He was put on a ventilator and was believed to have a neurological issue. Were still not sure what happened almost a week later but the best guess is seizures related to coming off of alcohol. Please go … Continue reading Pete Update, back in the hospital