The following is a comment I received from my Project Donate A Shoes Page in this blog. I really don’t know what to reply to the sender but I thought of posting his comment in this blog with the hope that my running friends from Souther California could help him.
I have recently been released from state prison for things that I did while under the influence of a drug called meth. Well, I wanna say that for the past 5 years running has been my refuge but when I actually got released I found myself without the funds to purchase running shoes or shorts. I really love what running has done to me physically as well as spiritually it has made me a different person, but without running shoes or shorts I am unable to practice the sport that I go to sleep thinking about and wake up early morning dreaming about.
I hope someone could find it in their heart to maybe help me, Im unemployed and with no hopes of even finding work because being an excon people dont want to give a person a second chance but I cant blame em, every day I’m searching and applying for work but no perspective employers have shown an interest. My living situation is not any different Im practically homeless, but I am determined to change my life. I know this might sound corney but Im trying my best to return to school and thats another problem I have to pay for the books before the financial aid kicks in but who knows maybe something good could develop?
In closing I love running and want to be able to run, hopefully you could help me out in getting some running shoes and shorts so I could return to the sport that I truly love.
Im in southern california near Santa Monica.
Joe Matias of A Runners Circle, Ben Gaetos, Carmela Layson, Rick Gaston, Arthur and those who are regular visitors of this blog, you can send me a Personal Message at Facebook if you are interested to help this guy. I can share to you his e-mail address. Thanks in advance!