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Joni


At first glance I did not know Joni was homeless. Little did I know, she spent the previous night sleeping on a bench in Times Square. This is where I noticed her trying to steal […]

Joni

At first glance I did not know Joni was homeless. Little did I know, she spent the previous night sleeping on a bench in Times Square. This is where I noticed her trying to steal a cup of coffee; she was caught, and my heart broke for her.

Many people think that homeless people just want money for drugs. But Joni said that’s not always the case. She said she needs money to be able to eat and survive.

Joni says homelessness is terrible, that there are far too many people out here and that somebody has to do something about it. I hope her story compels you to do something.

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  • kimmie

    This absolutely breaks my heart…

  • http://www.otherdiscovery.com Scott

    It makes me realise just how fortunate I am and to appreciate more of what I have. Waking up with food in the morning…I just can’t imagine not having this!

    Thank you Joni for opening my eyes just a little!

    Scott

  • http://google rafiah latiker

    I hope someday this problem with homeless in america will end. America is a country of great plenty yet we see people like Joni who have to sleep on park benches , I see men and women without homes in my home town , my city is over run with churches and on cold winter nights when I see a man or woman sitting on a park bench or standing outside a Gas station begging for change, I ask myself where are the ministers who stand in their pulpits on Sundays and preach about the importance of showing compassion to those in need. Can’t more of these hundreds of churches open their doors for a few hours and let these men and women in to stay warm or provide them with clothing and a meal? America needs a Mother Theresa. Thank You for showing us the plight of being homeless and keeping us aware of this problem.

  • cyinger

    Rafiah’s comment says it all.  Where ever she is, I pray she’s found a home now.  Why would a clerk have to confront someone like her over one cup of coffee? It costs them pennies to make. At a gas station I used to work at, the cops used come in and steal coffee b/c they thought they deserved it for being cops.  Only one of them would actually pay for their coffee. 

  • Angela_day2110

    Could anyone understand what her last wish was? The background noise was so loud and I can’t make it out.