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Directed and Produced by Rob Bliss Creative: http://bit.ly/TaNJc4
Big thanks to these groups who volunteered to make this video possible:
Anna Walt of Design 1 Salon & Spa: http://design1.com/
Kevin Budzynski of Whiskey Neat: http://kevinbudzynski.tumblr.com/
John Boros: http://www.johnborosproductions.com/
Green Frog Photo: http://www.greenfrogphoto.com/
Media and business contact: rob [at] robblisscreative.com
Song: “Take Me To A Place” – http://www.neosounds.com/royalty-free…
Our video’s message: We are in no way saying that this is the finish line for Jim. This is just the first corner turned. We’d be crazy to think a makeover video would undo the internal damage of decades of poverty and alcoholism. Progress is rarely a straight line forward, especially when it comes to addiction. But it could be the start of something, and we’re working hard to help walk him down this new path. For everyone else, we hope to give a hesitation to those that we tune out, a reminder of the potential that even our most down and out citizens will always carry with them.
Information about Degage Ministries: Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem “simple,” those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results.
I just want to start off by apologizing for the world neglecting you as well as myself. I see you sitting at busy intersections with your signs asking for some spare change. I’m blessed enough to have a roof under my head, food to eat, and clothes to wear. Each day for you is a struggle, not only to survive, but to find somewhere to fit in as well. Like Oedipus, you are tossed aside by those you are pleading for help. All rejecting you, all turning their eyes away at your sight, all too selfish to help out another human being.
Maybe next time I see a disconsolate face on the side of the road just scraping by each day, I can make a change.
Three days before Independence Day, Milton Hall died in a fusillade of police gunfire outside a strip mall. He had been arguing with officers in a parking lot next to a shuttered Chinese restaurant when he was shot, in full view of passing motorists and while he was holding some sort of knife. Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael Thomas said later that the squad of police confronting him opened fire “because apparently, at this point in time, he was threatening to assault police.” Thomas’ office and the Michigan State Police are investigating Hall’s death. Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff said Hall was “known to be an assaultive person” with “a long history” of contacts with law enforcement, “not only with police from our department but with the county. You decide..
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