Bud has been living on the streets for more than a year and a half. Well, “living” is being generous – more like surviving. As he discusses what his experiences have been like, he lifts the edge of his hoodie to show a spot on his neck where he was stabbed a few months back during an altercation with another homeless man.
We learn he’s survived being hit by a car while riding his bike, countless other fights and even attempted robberies. Bud doesn’t scare easily.
But even he admits the HEAT has got him worried – isolation offers him protection from most threats on the streets, but it’s no good against the heat. If he goes down alone, the chances of him getting back up are close to zero.
That’s why it is so important that we reach as many like Bud as we can as early as we can this summer, to give them the chance to find a way off the streets before they find themselves hospitalized – or worse.
Thank you for helping us spread the word and save more lives this summer!