Compassionate Weekend Warriors! Part II: Distribution

Compassionate Weekend Warriors! Part II: Distribution

On Sunday we distributed 70 vegan chili and 76 water bottles! This was possible due to contributions from Anita Follins! A huge thank you to our volunteers: Hilda, Leiah, Julianna, Leticia, Rodney, and Rodney Jr., and Ollie! Slowly we are getting to know people and hear their stories, and will be adding some of them here starting next week with their permission, of course.

 

Pow Wow dancer for 32 years.

Pow Wow dancer for 32 years.

His debit card was deactivated because of a security breach and our lunch tied him over. Could not believe his luck to meet us.

His debit card was deactivated because of a security breach and our lunch tied him over. Could not believe his luck to meet us.

Nick and Dean. A man offered him the dog and said "either you take him or I drop him off at the pound. I know what happens at the pounds, so I took him."

Nick and Dean. A man offered him the dog and said “either you take him or I drop him off at the pound. I know what happens at the pounds, so I took him.”

Nick and Dean.  "Dean is my best friend. I don't know what I would do without him."

Nick and Dean.
“Dean is my best friend. I don’t know what I would do without him.”

Julianna, Ollie, and Rodney Jr. took care of the table as Michelle was being interviewed.

Julianna, Ollie, and Rodney Jr. took care of the table as Michelle was being interviewed.

Michelle was interviewed by Rodney Youman for Que Tal America. Taking the vegan message of compassion to animals, the planet, and people to my fellow Latinos.

Michelle was interviewed by Rodney Youman for Que Tal America. Taking the vegan message of compassion to animals, the planet, and people to my fellow Latinos.

Leticia and Rodney Jr. in the background volunteering.

Leticia and Rodney Jr. in the background volunteering.

Hilda and Leiah also took charge of the table.

Hilda and Leiah also took charge of the table.

Washington Square Park was vibrant with people.

Washington Square Park was vibrant with people.

We have reached the maximum amount of chili servings we can make (70 give or take), due to the size of the stove and the size of the pots. Our next step will have to be finding a place where we can cook. Although I have reached out to community organizations, churches, and other soup kitchens, and even NYU , we have not had any success, most places we have contacted have not even taken the time to message us to decline. If you or someone you know can help us secure a kitchen on Saturday mornings, please get in touch with us: [email protected] We cannot increase the amount of chili distributed until this happens, but the need in our community grows by the minute.

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