Between the White House and the U.S. Capitol -- a two-mile terrain where inaugural parades along Pennsylvania Avenue are staged for new presidents -- lies the homeless belt of America. At various sites, the Father McKenna Center, Mount Carmel House, House of Ruth, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, Zacchaeus Community Kitchen, Rachel's Women's Center, N Street Village and the Capital Area Food Bank have been among the havens where beds, meals and other mercies are available to people who need and deserve them.
The service will require volunteers and donations of soap, towels and clean underwear. "We have to be evangelical, but intelligent, too."
Making a Difference: Just imagine for a moment that you have no home. What will you do for meals today? If you have children, how will you provide for them?
Making a Difference: Living as a homeless man for a short while was the best way for me to understand what it's like to have no place to call home.