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My name is Charles S. Purcell III and I am a temporarily homeless man living in Washington, DC. I am also a homeless advocate. In March of 2015, when I became homeless, the LORD laid it on my heart to fight for those less fortunate and to raise awareness about homelessness along with educating people on the real causes that lead to a person becoming homeless rather than the misconceptions that are believed.

My story is a bit like Jonah. God had brought me out of a homeless situation in 2008. At that time I know my purpose and His will was for me to work with the homeless. I joined a local church and started volunteering in their homeless ministry. After a couple of years, I started drifting back into worldly desires and walked away from my purpose. I feel more years went by as I was doing what I wanted to do versus what God wanted me to do, He allowed circumstances to happened that found me back being homeless.

In March of 2015 as I was walking late at night, I came across a homeless woman I would see from time to time sleeping in front of a convenience store. She had a lot of things and I was wondering how she moved them in the daytime and moved them back at night. I was filled with compassion and I spoke to the Lord and said this should not be going on in the United States. We have too much wealth in this country for people to be without a home. Then I heard a small whisper speak to my spirit and say; "Now you know how I feel." It was clear and I knew it was God. At that moment everything made sense and I dedicated the rest of my life to helping the homeless.

Since then I've been doing what I can by raising money to givie away t-shirts to the homeless. Right now I need help to take things to another level and I am hoping I can count on your support. There are about 6,500 homeless people in Washington, DC. The current vision is to give away as many t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies with the message "Please Raise Awareness: #HomelessLivesMatter. I am asking people to partner with me by making a $7 donation to make this happen.

People also ask me how they can get a shirt for themselves. If you would like one you can visit the Homeless United Store and buy one of the items. There you will also find a coffee mug and a tote bag that can be purchased. The proceeds from each said goes to supply a free item to a homeless person. Pictures of the items can be found in the Gallery section. You will also find photos of some people who have received an item and are helping the cause by spreading the message.

This is the first step of a process that will eventually end up with affordable housing and the services needed to help people stay housed and end chronic homelessness. I hope I can count on your support. This is a problem we can solve if everyone just did a little bit. Mountains can be moved with mustard seed faith.

Thank you for your time and support!
Numbers 6:24-26
 

Anonymous

2019-10-29 12:23:08

God bless you

Erica P.

2019-10-26 20:54:45

God Bless You And Wishing You Nothing But The Best! <3

Sonia bell

2019-10-22 04:39:00

#homelesslivesmatter God bless you on your journey my friend

Update #1
November 4, 2019, 2:24 pm

Hello Everyone!

Happy November! We will be bringing in a new year in about 6 weeks. Seems like yesterday when we said  hello to this year. Time does fly by and it seems to be going by faster and faster.

October was another month of growth.  6 Raise Awareness T-shirts were either purchased or given away. One Hoodie was purchased and one Coffee Mug was given away. It is the donations along with the proceeds of sales that help make the give-a-ways possible. 

I am excited about some things that are going on behind the scenes that will make larger give-a-ways possible. I had always been the dream to blanket the DC area with items saying "Please Raise Awareness: #HomelessLivesMatter". Support was very slow in the beginning. But over the past few months momentum has been building.

I will make the request to please share this fundraiser with friends and family. Let them know you believe in the cause and they should join you in lending their support. I would really appreciate that. Also, thank you to everyone who gave this month. Without your support what took place in October couldn't have happened. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Please check out the Gallery section. More photos are being added continually. 

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God bless you

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God Bless You And Wishing You Nothing But The Best!

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#homelesslivesmatter God bless you on your journey my friend

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