Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Homeless Man Fights To Maintain Ministry For Less Fortunate

In Fresno, CA, as we all prepare to enjoy Christmas, a homeless man fights bulldozers to maintain his ministry for the destitute. Ray Polk, a kind soul with a fierce spirit, works through self-directed acts of good will to soothe the city's homeless problem -- but he is administering his good works from a spot Fresno plans to demolish.
The structure from which Polk dispenses food, clothing and compassion to the poor stands in front of an abandoned overpass marked for destruction by city planners. Polk has ignored requests that he vacate his ministry, which borders tent cities housing many of Fresno's 4,400 homeless. In fact this beacon of goodness is settling in even more deeply -- decorating his shanty shelter to celebrate Christmas himself.

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