SurvivingOttawa.com

Going to launch a community project pretty soon. I’ve paid for, and put up, a site for members of the community who are street involved or dealing with poverty and other social issues. It is both an indie news/publishing site and resource directory. I have also hooked it up to a message board to help visitors to the site connect with one another and network. I’ll begin distributing flyers and putting up posters in drop-ins and key spots this weekend. I’m also going to do up some business cards with the site’s info to hand out, attach to hamburgers I hand out.

I think it’ll compliment my own little project of hitting the streets. I will be close to/part of Ottawa’s unseen community, as well as giving them another way to connect with resources and be heard.

I Can’t Wait

I can’t wait for someone else to fix the ‘system’, to feed the homeless and hungry, to really listen to the addict, or to to do whatever needs to be done. I know that tonight there will be someone outside, homeless and cold. I don’t care why they’re homeless or what issues they may be dealing with. They’re hungry and they’re a member of my community. Continue reading