Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Gift Bicycle Blender To Homeless
You see, Eric came here about four years ago from Hawaii to visit. Once he saw how many homeless people we had who were hungry, he dedicated himself to feeding people the only way he knew how. With Gourmet and Organic Food. Top Shelf. You see, Eric had been trained at Tony Romas' Restaurants and understood the reality of providing great service to people in need.
Eric not only traded gourmet food on the streets of San Francisco for thoughts. Every hungry person was asked to write down a thought in Eric's Book in exchange for a hot, nutritious gourmet meal. He did this service on his own time and while he was working as an SF Department of Public Health contractor.
Eric saw such great results in the health of our hungry people, he expanded his kindess with the help of his peers on the SF Homeless Outreach Team. People who take good care of people like Nurse Jane Newhard-Parks (who works for Dr. Deborah Borne, Director of Tom Waddell Clinic, our Heroine!) to give our suffering residents the best cure for what ails them. Safe spaces, hot oil herbal foot rubs, organic coffee, organic berry smoothies and complete gourmet meals, with real butter and fresh salsa at every meal. He did this work several times a week and saved hundreds of us by real healing.
Eric's good works eventually culminated into a 12 week homeless recovery program in which about 75% of some 30 participants were treated like the Kings and Queens that they are, asked to pick out their own community oriented tasks for a meager stipend. Some choose to work on the streets to help other people who suffer from malnutrition, sleep deprivation and illnesses, with no safe places to go to sit, to lie, to rest, to heal, to progress. Others choose to work inside the main library to intervene between frictions that existed between often overbearing security officers and police to help the clients who are often poor, sick, homeless, elderly and mentally ill who, like all cities, take refuge in public buildings such as the library. This is often the only place where they are connected.
After each 12 week session, the majority of Eric's participants obtained permanent or stable housing, work, vocational work or educational opportunities and health care, at about a tenth of the cost of most all other public, private or non-profits in town. An astounding accomplishment in the work of Healing & True Self Empowerment with excellent results. Saving lives, serving gourmet food on the cheap, reaping tens of thousands of dollars in savings... money NOT SPENT on emergency services, crisis intervention and revolving door programs which had been the status quo here, before people like Eric blew into town to set us all straight on what is right, what is wrong, what is doable, if you simply provide basic, healthy safe spaces, nutrition and flexible infrastructute, all self created by program particpants, will amost always lead to sucess for everyone.
The Project Homeless Connect, Growing Home, Hayes Valley Community Garden, is dedicated to Eric Bayer and his legacy and kindness lives on within all of us. He showed us how to treat others like our own blood and use the Very Best Care which will give us the best results for every resource we invest into our City's greatest assest. It's people.
We have a new garden manager at the garden and she was able to get The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to support us in acquiring a low-tech, high-tech Bicycle Blender so we can stoke up the fires of nutrition inside of us all through self empowerment and kindess towards each other for the good of all people here and around the world where many are keeping their eyes on how we do things and how well we treat each other in the home we call, San Francisco, the City By The Bay...
Bless you Sisters ! May your gifts multiply 10,000 fold. Eric's example enabled places like Glide and St. Vincent DePaul and St. Anthony's to take notice and are making their own strides towards Excellence in Service towards the worst off of us in need. Thank you all for opening your minds and hearts with a renewed sense of honest and healthy charity and kindess in your service of our needs. As our community grows stronger, we are working on creating and expanding and supporting smart programs and movements which are capable of being trusted. Thank you all for helping to rebuild support, trust and communities we can be proud of, working together in courage and respect for each other.
Mario, James, other James & Alan - SFHomeless Yahoo! Group Moderators