Online movement helps Blackburn homeless

Blackburn Citizen: Volunteer Wes Hall meets David Curry, who ended up on the streets Volunteer Wes Hall meets David Curry, who ended up on the streets

AN internet movement aimed at helping the homeless made it to Blackburn in the form of a mobile soup kitchen.

Dozens of strangers braved gale force winds and freezing temperatures to help homeless people in Burnley last month – after being inspired by a single message on Facebook.

And at 8.30pm on Wednesday night, in a car park opposite Blackburn Fire Station, kindhearted well-wishers carrying donations of clothing, hot drinks and hot food donated by the Bombay Lounge, in Barrowford, met to help out.

Wes Hall, 31, travelled from Burnley to help out and said he had discovered people sleeping rough close to the car park.

He said: “They sleep in the old fire station, breaking in around the back. My background is quite bad and the reason I got involved is because I’ve experienced homelessness myself.

“I was kicked out at 15, and I recently built up my own business and everything was going well. Then my relationship broke down and I was living in my office.”

One of the men Wes helped was 39-year-old couch surfer Michael Williams, who spoke of his gratitude.

He said: “I’m really grateful. I feel quite intimidated because I like providing for myself. I feel awful but I’m really struggling.”

Mr Williams said he went to rehab for seven months to kick his alcohol habit, but relapsed.

His friend, David Curry, said he ended up on the streets after becoming addicted to alcohol.

The ‘Help The Homeless’ project, was born from a single message posted online by Nelson man Liam Canning .

A group set up on Facebook has now attracted almost 1,500 members since going online in mid-February, and drop-off points have been established at Pendle Games and the Lord Nelson pub, both in Nelson.

Visit www.facebook.com/help.the.homeless.east.lancs

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8:39pm Fri 14 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night.
There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night.
Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life.
They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night. There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night. Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life. M.DANNY
  • Score: 15

8:46pm Fri 14 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

They are human beings give them food clothes and shelter. Jesus did say help those poor and needy and God will reward you in next life
There are plenty of empty buildings in Blackburn give them a shelter and food.
Today in 21st century we have millions of people hungry and poor all over the world and there are few who are very rich billionaires and millionaires. The world is still very poor it has not changed for centuries. There are enough food to go around for everybody and many people are dying of hunger around the world. Why ?
They are human beings give them food clothes and shelter. Jesus did say help those poor and needy and God will reward you in next life There are plenty of empty buildings in Blackburn give them a shelter and food. Today in 21st century we have millions of people hungry and poor all over the world and there are few who are very rich billionaires and millionaires. The world is still very poor it has not changed for centuries. There are enough food to go around for everybody and many people are dying of hunger around the world. Why ? M.DANNY
  • Score: 6

8:51pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

M.DANNY wrote:
They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night.
There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night.
Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life.
He also told a senior citizen to build a big wooden ship and put two of each animals in it. I'd love to see that in the middle of Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night. There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night. Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life.[/p][/quote]He also told a senior citizen to build a big wooden ship and put two of each animals in it. I'd love to see that in the middle of Blackburn. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -13

9:08pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Anal Revenge says...

I thought that was actually god himself and not our saviour Jesus Christ. Was I wrong?
I thought that was actually god himself and not our saviour Jesus Christ. Was I wrong? Anal Revenge
  • Score: -7

9:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans .
The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans.
The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans . The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans. M.DANNY
  • Score: 6

7:28am Sat 15 Mar 14

greenscreener says...

M.DANNY wrote:
The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans .
The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans.
How does that work ?
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans . The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans.[/p][/quote]How does that work ? greenscreener
  • Score: 0

8:18am Sat 15 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

greenscreener wrote:
M.DANNY wrote:
The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans .
The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans.
How does that work ?
simple drop your hard earned pennies in a poor box donations in a church mosques or shops .simple and the angels are watching so you earned extra club points for the heavens in the next life .
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans . The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans.[/p][/quote]How does that work ?[/p][/quote]simple drop your hard earned pennies in a poor box donations in a church mosques or shops .simple and the angels are watching so you earned extra club points for the heavens in the next life . M.DANNY
  • Score: 0

8:23am Sat 15 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

M.DANNY wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
M.DANNY wrote:
The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans .
The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans.
How does that work ?
simple drop your hard earned pennies in a poor box donations in a church mosques or shops .simple and the angels are watching so you earned extra club points for the heavens in the next life .
Remember Ebenezer Scrooge the cold hearted miser did had to give it all away after been visited by the gosts of Cristmas past ?
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: The Bible and the Koran does say help the poor hungry the homeless the orphans . The Muslims give percentage of their incomes and savings to the poor homeless and the orphans.[/p][/quote]How does that work ?[/p][/quote]simple drop your hard earned pennies in a poor box donations in a church mosques or shops .simple and the angels are watching so you earned extra club points for the heavens in the next life .[/p][/quote]Remember Ebenezer Scrooge the cold hearted miser did had to give it all away after been visited by the gosts of Cristmas past ? M.DANNY
  • Score: 0

10:10am Sat 15 Mar 14

burner says...

M. D. . . . so your philosophies are based on the Apostles, Phrophets and Dickens ? What's wrong with Rowling ? or those guys from Salt Lake City ?
M. D. . . . so your philosophies are based on the Apostles, Phrophets and Dickens ? What's wrong with Rowling ? or those guys from Salt Lake City ? burner
  • Score: 0

10:50am Sat 15 Mar 14

juanbbien says...

M.DANNY wrote:
They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night.
There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night.
Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life.
If there is a God why isn't he looking after his children like a good parent would do and why does he allow all of the other atrocity that's takes place in his world
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night. There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night. Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life.[/p][/quote]If there is a God why isn't he looking after his children like a good parent would do and why does he allow all of the other atrocity that's takes place in his world juanbbien
  • Score: 2

5:53pm Sat 15 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

juanbbien wrote:
M.DANNY wrote:
They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night.
There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night.
Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life.
If there is a God why isn't he looking after his children like a good parent would do and why does he allow all of the other atrocity that's takes place in his world
Good question why is God not looking after his children and he allow atrocity that takes place in his world.
Each human beings are only here on this planet for a short stay and God is watching his children and all his children are tested.
There are wars, famine, floods, fires, earthquakes etc etc God allow some sufferings in order to test their patience and steadfastness .
The good human beings will be rewarded in their next life and the bad ones will be punished.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: They are human beings help the homeless give them food and clothes and shelter for the night. There are enough empty buildings in Blackburn give a shelter for the night. Jesus says help those who are poor and hungry and God will reward you in next life.[/p][/quote]If there is a God why isn't he looking after his children like a good parent would do and why does he allow all of the other atrocity that's takes place in his world[/p][/quote]Good question why is God not looking after his children and he allow atrocity that takes place in his world. Each human beings are only here on this planet for a short stay and God is watching his children and all his children are tested. There are wars, famine, floods, fires, earthquakes etc etc God allow some sufferings in order to test their patience and steadfastness . The good human beings will be rewarded in their next life and the bad ones will be punished. M.DANNY
  • Score: 1

7:22pm Sat 15 Mar 14

burner says...

M.D. . . . juanb said IF , not why . . . . . I suggest you read more carefully and stop spouting pure indoctrination.
M.D. . . . juanb said IF , not why . . . . . I suggest you read more carefully and stop spouting pure indoctrination. burner
  • Score: 0

7:50pm Sat 15 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

burner wrote:
M.D. . . . juanb said IF , not why . . . . . I suggest you read more carefully and stop spouting pure indoctrination.
Read the Bible and the Koran . Why is there human suffering in this world ?
Why God not looking after his children on this planet ?
Why is there poverty hunger ,war ,floods earthquake wars and fires ?
The answers is in the Bible and Koran .
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: M.D. . . . juanb said IF , not why . . . . . I suggest you read more carefully and stop spouting pure indoctrination.[/p][/quote]Read the Bible and the Koran . Why is there human suffering in this world ? Why God not looking after his children on this planet ? Why is there poverty hunger ,war ,floods earthquake wars and fires ? The answers is in the Bible and Koran . M.DANNY
  • Score: 0

10:09am Sun 16 Mar 14

phil kernot says...

The church could wipe out homelessness in England in a single strike , that've got that much money it make me feel sick how thay don't do enough ,,, giving out the odd tin of soup given free by so called worshipers ,, That's not enough. ,,,
The church could wipe out homelessness in England in a single strike , that've got that much money it make me feel sick how thay don't do enough ,,, giving out the odd tin of soup given free by so called worshipers ,, That's not enough. ,,, phil kernot
  • Score: 1

10:42am Sun 16 Mar 14

burner says...

M.D. . . . it's sad . . . you are not a person inspired by logic or factual reality, are you ?
M.D. . . . it's sad . . . you are not a person inspired by logic or factual reality, are you ? burner
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Sun 16 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

burner wrote:
M.D. . . . it's sad . . . you are not a person inspired by logic or factual reality, are you ?
I am a caring human being helping my fellow human being who may be hungry or homeless .Christian and Muslims Bible and Koran does say help those who may be hungry, poor and homeless I have donated my last pennies here helping the poor and homeless and the hungry in Africa.
That's nothing to do with logic or factual reality.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: M.D. . . . it's sad . . . you are not a person inspired by logic or factual reality, are you ?[/p][/quote]I am a caring human being helping my fellow human being who may be hungry or homeless .Christian and Muslims Bible and Koran does say help those who may be hungry, poor and homeless I have donated my last pennies here helping the poor and homeless and the hungry in Africa. That's nothing to do with logic or factual reality. M.DANNY
  • Score: 0

1:49pm Sun 16 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

phil kernot wrote:
The church could wipe out homelessness in England in a single strike , that've got that much money it make me feel sick how thay don't do enough ,,, giving out the odd tin of soup given free by so called worshipers ,, That's not enough. ,,,
So can our Government by helping the homeless by way of more benefits and providing homes for the homeless.
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: The church could wipe out homelessness in England in a single strike , that've got that much money it make me feel sick how thay don't do enough ,,, giving out the odd tin of soup given free by so called worshipers ,, That's not enough. ,,,[/p][/quote]So can our Government by helping the homeless by way of more benefits and providing homes for the homeless. M.DANNY
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Sun 16 Mar 14

burner says...

M.D. . . I do not doubt your humanity or sincerity but do you really believe that "fires" are caused by the action of divinity ? ? ? ? You are a kindly soul who is sadly deluded.
M.D. . . I do not doubt your humanity or sincerity but do you really believe that "fires" are caused by the action of divinity ? ? ? ? You are a kindly soul who is sadly deluded. burner
  • Score: 1

2:46pm Sun 16 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

burner wrote:
M.D. . . I do not doubt your humanity or sincerity but do you really believe that "fires" are caused by the action of divinity ? ? ? ? You are a kindly soul who is sadly deluded.
To me you are deluded just not human just another miser just like scrooge .
Do you not believe in giving to the poor hungry and homeless ?
Do you have a conscience ?
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: M.D. . . I do not doubt your humanity or sincerity but do you really believe that "fires" are caused by the action of divinity ? ? ? ? You are a kindly soul who is sadly deluded.[/p][/quote]To me you are deluded just not human just another miser just like scrooge . Do you not believe in giving to the poor hungry and homeless ? Do you have a conscience ? M.DANNY
  • Score: 0

11:16pm Sun 16 Mar 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

QUOTE:

The 56-year-old said: “I have 23 children and I don’t get to see them. I used to have 24 drinks a day without any food.”

23 children I take it you don't pay towards them, you just let the state do that.
Then go and spend money on 24 drinks a day and you have the nerve to go begging food.
QUOTE: The 56-year-old said: “I have 23 children and I don’t get to see them. I used to have 24 drinks a day without any food.” 23 children I take it you don't pay towards them, you just let the state do that. Then go and spend money on 24 drinks a day and you have the nerve to go begging food. 2 for 5p ridesagain
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