We met John a couple weeks ago during our last Dallas giveaway. He is currently homeless and staying at the Austin Street Center. We got to chatting with him about his situation and learned that he worked for a local school district as a master electrician and was let go after his second back surgery.
After he lost his job, his situation quickly worsened. Without a steady income, bills quickly piled up, and before he knew it, he was homeless. He’s just recently turned 62 and is waiting for his Social Security benefits to kick in, as well as waiting to be able to access his retirement funds.
We asked him what we could do to help, and he didn’t ask for much.
At a minimum we want to provide him with a couple months of bus passes. He has also requested a few other items that we'd love to provide such as some haircuts and a backpack.