During these tough economic times no one understands how hard it is to find a job more than a man who is homeless and in search of one. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko brings us the story of a man from Orlando who lost his job and home, and had to give up most of his possessions because they just couldn’t fit on the Greyhound bus. He was heading to Gainesville to look for a new start. Unlike he’d hoped, his new address is Saint Francis House for the Homeless and Hungry.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHomelessManKK111011.mp3]
The Lake City community is working to help a family of eight that lost their home in a fire last week. Donations so far include mattresses, shoes, toothbrushes and sports equipment for the kids, and a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money toward a down payment on a new house.