Why I chose the Simpson Housing Shelter
I grew up in a small town in rural minnesota, where homelessness was never really an issue. I feel like I've been fairly sheltered for the greater part of my life, which kind of bothers me in a way. I think that if I were to see the struggles that some of the less fortunate people have it would help me to better appreciate everything that I have. Also, I truly am sympathetic to the people who are in these sort of situations. I hope the time that I spend can have an actual impact and that I can make a difference.
I'm not really worried about spending the night at the homeless shelter, as far as safety is concerned. The only thing I'm worried about at all is how the people that have to spend the night there accept me. I hope they don't think that I look down on them at all because of the situation that they're currently in. I'm sure it would be easy for them to get that impression. I guess the real reason I chose the Simpson Homeless Shelter is so that I could see the life of a homeless person first hand. I'm interested to see exactly what kind of help our local community is providing for these people. I realize that simply feeling bad for someone does nothing to actually help their situation, which is why I'm glad that I'm going to attempt to contribute something to their lives.