We live in a nation that has actually criminalized homelessness. They call sitting on a bench in public loitering and it is against the law in most states. Panhandling will get you thrown in jail in most cities across America. There is no empathy, no love for the less fortunate.
It is an outrage. Most of us know about these atrocities, but aside from lifting a wrinkled old dollar bill out our car windows, we don't really do much to bring about real change for the disenfranchised among us. There is so much more I could be doing, but, like many lower middle class and upper class people in this country, I just choose not to do anything about it. Then, there is Hailey. Hailey is a precious little girl from Kitsap, Washington who decided to use her own resources to build small shelters for the homeless.
At nine years of age, amazingly,she is the architect and the builder. She is also growing a garden to feed them. I have watched her gofundme page, Hailey's Harvest grow from $18,000 to over $24,000 in just 24 hours. Five hundred and forty people have contributed so far. Even I pitched five bucks. What makes Hailey even more amazing is how she calls the homeless her friends. She says she is building the homes for her friends! She is a living testament to what God asked of us as Christians.
Hailey, I am old enough to be your grandmother, but I look up to you! You are an angel on earth!
Hebrews 13:1-2; Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Mathew 25:44-45; Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Go. Hailey, Go! You are a real warrior Princess! You do not just talk about what you would do if you could, you do what you can with what you have. More blessings are pouring down because of your faithfulness and true love for others!
Check out this heartwarming article about Hailey from thechive.com;
"A nine year old is building homeless shelters for her "friends""