The support you show me and our homeless neighbors is so overwhelming. I am continually shocked and amazed by how much goodness there is in the world.
I'm currently on the second edit of the book. I'm using Grammarly for this pass. This is the first time I've ever used Grammarly. But I've become a big fan. It has collected over 3000 recommendations for making the book tighter and more clear. It's a lot. But it's also a really beneficial process.
The whole point of this book is to continue to raise awareness that there are over 500,000 Americans that don't have access to shelter. Every single American must always have access to emergency shelter. Even if it is just a tent. Withholding shelter because you don't happen to like the way it looks is one of the cruelest and classist acts a person can make. "You shouldn't live in a tent. So we are going to take your tent away from you."
We would rather people not have any shelter than have shelter that makes us feel uncomfortable.
This is madness.
I'm not asking for a single dime of money from the government. All I'm asking is for the right to shelter American citizens that need shelter. That's all I've ever wanted.
My hope is that this book will continue to make that point. Maybe it will inspire others to take the radical, activist position of sheltering a few people who are shelterless. We cannot sit by as men, women, children, senior citizens and veterans freeze to death on our streets because we think something like a tent is unsightly. Our moral and ethical compass is completely screwed up on this topic.
All Americans must always have access to some form of shelter whenever they need it.
That's what this book is about. That's what you all so kindly and generously supported and continue to support.
I'm incredibly thankful for you.
Here's a video I made as I watched the countdown of the end of this Kickstarter.