An example of how to help a homeless person get a job: Homeless man w/golden radio voice in Columbus, OH (Updated-2)

Take a look at an effort to help this homeless man in Ohio get a job based on his voice talent!

Consider also the fact that this guy was seen as a panhandler initially by the reporter! We’ve been involved in several other “discussions” about panhandling around the internet & on comment threads on the SMN site for other articles they published (those threads went way awry from the content on the post) but most comments were on the negative side of panhandling.

This poses a “refreshing” view of the issue of panhandling – even if homeless people show up at various places, as Robin with GMA (ABCNEWS program) says, (paraphrased) that all homeless people have a story & we need to listen to them, engage with them where possible, to support their goals to end their homelessness, maybe even finding in them something that they don;t even know how to get value from in their own myopic, in the moment, presence doing the things that help them survive in their condition.

So, as this post is attempting to point out, we have an obligation to find ways, creative ways at times, to help homeless people realize their potential! One at a time! Although sounding insurmountable, we as believers, concerned citizens or just as an obligation of being in the world, must use our own God-given talents to help where we can!

We encourage you to be inspired by these stories about Ted Williams! This could be you some day or somebody you know & love in this situation called homelessness.

Check the YouTube site for comments & recent updates on the status of efforts to help out – rumor has it that he will be on air on 1/5/11 & he will be offered a position on air at that time!

See what can happen when we reach out help someone who just needs that one chance to show their talents, in this case likely raising him up out of his homelessness!

Original taken down with copyright dispute by The Dispatch

Watch it here instead:

See our more updated post over on our other blog! There are more updates there from an article in the NY POST & an interview on CBS NEWS Morning Show there too!

Now Ted has reunited with his Mother & the full CBS NEWS coverage is here! Watch the embedded video over on the other blog site for the Advocacy!

He was given a dream job today by the Cleveland Cavaliers along with a home.

There’s a story of alcohol & drug addiction recovery here too – so take note, recovery works & when people are honest they are rewarded for their recovery!

We also have the story done by ABCNEWS GMA this morning on the great coming together of support for this man, Ted Williams, in Columbus, OH.

Note specifically Robin’s comments at the end of the piece about every homeless person having a story, there’s a reason they are there & we need to take the time to listen to them! Others on the set commented on his sincerity. Watch please!


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Advocating for Homelessness Issues in Savannah, GA, so that we can educate, share experiences & generate a Christian understanding of the issues & people who experience, support & attempt to end homelessness in Savannah, GA or anywhere else we can share stories from or about...
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3 Responses to An example of how to help a homeless person get a job: Homeless man w/golden radio voice in Columbus, OH (Updated-2)

  1. brian says:

    Did you Know 500 Million People are homeless in the world today,

    What is being done for them, we see nothing in the news about the people, but as soon as there is a disaster in the world the news is all over it.
    You don’t see the people that don’t have any homes to go to,
    And out of the 500 million homeless people
    40% are children.
    If you don’t open your eyes you will never see the truth staring back at you like the child
    in the picture.
    There are a lot of those people sleeping and dying in the streets with no one to care about them.
    It’s about time something was done for them.
    “So now you know and what will you do as you to could be next on the list”

  2. eternalu says:

    TSA stopped Ted Williams from getting on his flight from Columbus to NYC. No appearance on “The Today Show” on Thursday morning. No visit to 92 year-old Mom in Brooklyn. See, he didn’t have ‘proper ID’, said the TSA. So Ted spent today at the Columbus Courthouse, trying to figure out how to get a copy of his birth certificate. Obviously he did have some form of ID, but the TSA wasn’t satisfied with it. OK – What are we going to do about this out-of-control phony security dance? These blockheads, however, are typical of our society. Follow the little rule book, and throw common sense out the window. Wrong. No little rule book takes away YOUR OBLIGATION TO THINK FOR YOURSELF. There are times you have to make an exception. That’s “the exception that proves the rule”. It’s like the traffic cop giving the mother of the little girl in a coma in Las Vegas a ‘jaywalking ticket’ – gave it to her right in the hospital. Or the policeman giving a ticket to the Dad who raced to the hospital while his wife’s water broke in the car on the way to the hospital in New Hampshire. RETRAIN EVERYBODY — OR FIRE THEM.

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