Homeless among the Sunflowers

Anyone who knows me knows that I love sunflowers and the homeless.
Across the street from the shelter a local business grows sunflowers alongside the wall of their building each summer. Last night, I saw a homeless man sleeping on the bench in front of the sunflowers. It’s a little tricky to see in the photo but you’ll get the idea. And, I thought, that’s pretty smart of him rather than sleeping in an alley or near a dumpster where he could get hurt. Sleep out in plain view of the rest of the world. Probably a heck of a lot safer.
It was a quiet day today at the shelter and there was plenty of help. For lunch, there were hot dogs with buns, potatoes and corn on the cob!! I do believe there was a donation of a case of French’s ketchup as well.
Plenty of ice and bottled water to keep everyone cool on a hot summer’s day.
For supper, roast beef, corn and potatoes were served. A great day for eating well!
One of the volunteers cut up watermelon and displayed it rather nicely. And, there were oatmeal raisin cookies and chocolate chip cookies too.

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The shelter received a truly generous donation. A 2001 diesel van! It’s in the shop getting ready for the road. Then, it will be painted bright orange, the shelter’s “colour” and have the logo on it. What a wonderful donation!

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