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It’s T-shirt Time!

Hey Everyone!

Here is the tshirt design by our very own, Mar’Tina! Leave a comment to let her know what you think 🙂 We will discuss on Wednesday night!

Hey Everyone…Kristen here!

Okay so all of these places look great!  The aquarium is a must 😉  Just Saying…  I am soo excited to be apart of Reach Out Baltimore and can’t wait to get to know all of you better!!

The homeless of Foremaster Lane in Las Vegas

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Foremast Lane (courtesy of Lasvegassun)

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone had an awesome winter break and all your classes are going well. I wanted to share with you an experience I had while I was in Las Vegas visiting over break. On Christmas morning my family and I made about 100 bagged meals for the homeless of Las Vegas. The brown bags  consisted of  a turkey sandwich, a granola bar, and a choice between soda or bottled water, this cost about $45.00. So frequently, we spend money on items we do not need but merely want. We rarely think about how that money could have been donated to a cause more significant than our materialistic fickleness.  But to continue on, when we drove onto Foremaster Lane about 10 minutes from the famous Las Vegas strip I was stunned. I had never seen so many homeless men and women on one street before. Some peered at the car with distrust, however, others seemed to hold hope that perhaps this car held  food or at least a drink that may be shared with them. We parked the car and announced that we had sandwiches and drinks for all those that were hungry. A mass of people rushed over to the car and waited to be given a brown paper bag; murmurs of “Merry Christmas” and “God bless you” were heard as the men and women grabbed the bags and settled back onto the street. I could not help noticing how normal in appearance these individuals were. If I were to pass one of these people on the street, I would have never thought that they were homeless. It shows how quick we are to relate the homeless with rags and uncleanliness , although this may not always be the case.

The homeless of Foremaster Lane have been on my mind a bunch. I think because our trip to Baltimore is about to approach in a month. I think about those men and women waiting on the sidewalk. I wonder what each is waiting for: food, medicine, shelter, money or perhaps simply a second-chance at life…

Homeless Man with the “Golden Voice”

I just wanted to share this all with you! Some of you may have seen it, some may not have…but it is an incredible story! It’s a story about a homeless man named Ted Williams who would stand on the side of the road with a sign saying he had a “golden radio voice” and he would speak in that voice if you gave him a dollar. Well a local news station reported on him and he became a YouTube sensation overnight. Since then, he has been offered numerous amounts of jobs with different radio/voice over gigs. It’s a really touching story!

This first video is the original YouTube video:

This second video is about all the job offers he has received since someone putting his story on the internet!

Happy Monday!

-Anita

 

5 Things to Do in Baltimore!

To start some conversation let’s talk about some potential things we could while we’re in Baltimore on our day off! Here is a great website I found:  http://www.10best.com/destinations/maryland/baltimore/. Also this website offers “50 FREE things do do in Baltimore”: http://baltimore.org/50-free-things/. Take a look at them 🙂

For this post, I’ll focus on “Attractions”.

1. Sightseeing at the Inner Harbor

2. National Aquarium!

3. Baltimore Museum of Art: FREE

4. Climb to the “Top of the World” Observation Center: Best View of the city!

 

5.  Visit the Sports Legends Museum! (Babe Ruth’s Birthplace!)

These are just a few things I found while browsing online. There is plenty more to do. Do some of your own researching and post some ideas that you find and places you want to go! We want to know what YOU want to do!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

-Anita-

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