This evening we had the pleasure of meeting Matthew, who had been drenched from the rain and soaked by the cars ploughing through the enormous puddles on the streets of London. As a part of Under One Sky, we were in a position to help – and so we did.
All Matthew needed was a towel, a dry set of clothes and a meal and so, with the help of dedicated volunteers, we succeeded in providing these for him.
Guided by Brian, our awesome leader, our team was able to calm the storm and provide Matthew with the most basic human rights – food, clothes and probably the most important of all…human interaction. We spent time getting to know Matthew – and letting him get to know us. We are more than a food parcel or a set of clothing – we are human beings providing support in every way to other human beings.
Matthew’s soul was gratified, as were ours, by the most powerful phenomenon that is as simple as the acknowledgment of another human being, no matter their circumstance. We were humbled to say the least and yearned to offer more, whilst Matthew was merely thankful for our presence tonight.
If we help one Matthew a day, it is so very worth it, but the story doesn’t end there… For our pioneer night armed with not only food but clothing too, we clothed 18 individuals in dire need of support.
There are so many people who deserve our help. This is what brings us together every night, not only to feed and clothe, but to restore what little faith is left in humanity by helping in any way we can.
We are a team, Under One Sky, we are together, for now, tomorrow and always.
We’ll be back tomorrow.
The Springbok Girls