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Soda Pop’s Memorial

Soda Pop’s Memorial

As I laid my head to rest after a long day prepping for the feed and Sodas memorial I thought to myself why do we do what we do? As I sat next to Clay on the concrete with Sodas friends I could smell urine, alcohol, and sweat. But in that moment I realized it was a...
Jane and John

Jane and John

Today, Ashley our lead cook was planning this weeks menu at our facility. She opened up our back roll-up door that faces weeds, trees and train tracks for some sunlight. Off to the right, she noticed a large pile of clothes and blankets. As she looked closer she...
More Sadness This Week

More Sadness This Week

It’s been quite a week with Dwight in the hospital fighting for his life. Many of you know that he was a father figure to Carol Anne. I received a message from her only son late last night, that Carol Anne passed away last night at the same hospital where Dwight...
Help Found at BUTB

Help Found at BUTB

That afternoon was a typical Wednesday, spent planning and prepping for the weekly feed. The ladies were in the kitchen wrapping cookies and Don and Mike were filling crates and baskets of groceries. I myself was running around, crazy busy like always. I noticed a man...
Jesse

Jesse

I am so happy to tell you that my friend Jesse is off the streets! WHOO HOO! Mike and I have known Jesse for over 5 years. He is one of the nicest men I know. He lived under the bridge for years. Those with BUTB that know him well know he is soft, gentle, and kind. He...
Tara’s Legacy

Tara’s Legacy

Remember Tara who we posted about recently, who passed away? Mike and Tara had a connection that was very special. She was homeless and had many children she gave up for adoption. Oh, what a beautiful woman she was. When she passed unexpectedly, it broke our hearts....
Another Goodbye

Another Goodbye

I write tonight with a heavy heart–a heart that just started to heal from the last 4 deaths of our friends since January. Tonight I got the news that another one of our friends died. She passed away alone! My husband Mike’s heart is broken as Tara and him...
Homer’s Reunion Part 4

Homer’s Reunion Part 4

Part Four: The Finale We finally made it home after cancelled flights, due to weather. I am writing my final blog on Homer’s journey. This was quite a trip, even if I say so myself. I will continue where I left off. Saturday morning Mike and I decided to cook the...