The Lost and Forgotten Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 364

Tucked away under the Cleveland bridges and highway overpasses live the lost and forgotten.

Last week, on Christmas day, we met men and women such as Hector in his flimsy tent, Dopar from Sudan, William from Cleveland’s east side, living on the streets since age 12, Rico, a delusional felon and countless others who survive the harsh winters on the streets and in shelters.

80% addicted to deadly street drugs with no way out. Many are fathers, brothers, uncles and sons. Each has a name and a story and was effusive with gratitude for every bit of food and clothing they received today.

We were humbled and honored to be given permission by them to enter their world for a few hours while wondering how this great and prosperous nation is filled with ordinary men and women who somehow fell through the cracks and are left to live and die in such conditions.

Here are some of the images I captured that day.

OUR world is broken, and it is our job to repair it every single day and not just on Christmas. Let it begin with us and let us all lift up the fallen and heal the sick with our deeds and actions.

Looking forward to helping my clients strengthen their web presence and digital empire to achieve their best year ever, while also continuing to contribute and making a positive impact in our world.

Happy New Year,


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