Church Dismissed

Monday, 24 January 2011 by

I went to church Sunday in the basement of a museum at the zoo and nobody knew we were at church– including me. The occasion was the wrap up meeting of the 40 or so Toledo Zoo Teens who were just completing a 30-hour famine. Promoted by World Vision, the famine is an exercise used

A Christmas Story of 300 Christmas Miracles

Tuesday, 28 December 2010 by

This was a Christmas I had been looking forward to since September. You see, I am one of about 200 people who regularly invade the park beside the downtown Toledo Library every Saturday morning for brunch with some unhoused friends.  Otherwise known as Food for Thought. Some of our friends have become family, so to

Seriously John?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 by

“No, seriously, tell me again, why is John Mellencamp coming here? Why would he come to a homeless shelter in the middle of downtown Detroit?” the guest asked. “Simply because… every 1Matters, don’t they?” I replied. Raising his head and standing up an inch taller he said “Yes, they do, every 1Matters.” Good question he

Tent City – 1Mile Matters Recaps

Friday, 05 November 2010 by

1Laughs – 1Matters Just a reminder this Sunday, November 7th @ 6 pm is the comedy benefit 1Laughs – 1Matters at Connxtions Comedy Club.   Ken Leslie hosts an evening of Eight (8) (Ocho) of the regions best comics to support 1Matters. The hard work is done, now comes the fun.   Come on out and laugh

We Do What We Do?

Friday, 29 October 2010 by

Let me tell you about Larry… Broken and on the streets he first came to Tent City two years ago. He got an ID and then everything started  falling into place. Last year he came down again, housed, but needing a couple other services. Last night he came to guide training, housed and employed. He