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Gerald


I met Gerald sleeping on the steps of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Gerald is a Vietnam veteran who uses his military training to survive, keep clean and protect others. This is […]

Gerald

I met Gerald sleeping on the steps of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Gerald is a Vietnam veteran who uses his military training to survive, keep clean and protect others.

This is a very powerful interview. Gerald talks about NYC politics on homelessness, and gives some insight into the challenges of trying to have good hygiene on the streets.

Please watch this interview. If it moves you, please leave a comment and forward to a friend.

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  • Nmeek

    Fascinating interview. A strong man. I got lost about the morality vs immorality aspect and being such a together intelligent,articulate man why he is homeless at this point in his life but he is obviously intelligent, obviously strong and centered. Good Luck Mr Gerald and thank you for letting us get to know you

  • stay moral man

    God bless u Gerald. Godspeed!

  • Graciano Ulep

    I commend Gerald for his honesty. I believe no one should be left homeless, that there should be programs available to provide food and shelter for those who are struggling during these hard economic times. They did not ask to be homeless, nor did they decide one day that they become homeless.

  • Skeyebird

    I think that at least half the money America keeps spending on/and to build MORE prisons to entrap people should go to building and funding shelters, campgrounds, communes, -whatever it takes to keep people sheltered and safe, instead of what’s happening now; IF YOU BUILD THEM- THEY WILL COME. That goes for prisons, shelters alike! As long as they keep building the places that entrap people, more ‘laws’ will be created to put them there! AAHhhhhk . God help us

  • Saskia

    What blows me away is how eloquent, smart and honest Gerald, and many others I have listened to, comes across… it occurs to me that any of these people could be my friend, my relative, my co-worker, even myself; the only difference is circumstances and the chain of events that lead us to where we go.  If I were homeless, I would want to be near Gerald and people like Gerald.  God bless you and by the way, THANK YOU for your service to this country.

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