Written by Carson Dean, Executive Director
Earlier this week I was driving through the parking lot at our Tryon Street shelter campus about 7am when I noticed one of our 3rd shift staff heading towards his car. He was just getting off work, so I pulled over to chat with him for a minute. I asked how the night had gone and he responded that it had been quiet and pleasant. Assuming I knew his next response, I then said “I bet you’re headed home to get some sleep.” To my surprise, he told me he’d sleep later but, instead, was on his way over to a neighborhood church outreach center to help serve breakfast to folks in that community who are experiencing homelessness. I told him I thought that was great and he said he just wanted to do things that were positive and helped others. We continued to chat for a moment and then I pulled up to the building and he got into his car and left. Since then, our very brief conversation has stuck with me. I don’t know exactly how to express what I’m feeling other than I know that Anthony is all in. More of us need to be all in. How about you?