Dallas Community Care
Post-event Report by Geo: Dallas Community Care 12/5
Today’s deployment ended up being just me and Gear. By the way, in case anyone was wondering: Gear and I are NOT married. We had a patient today who was convinced that we were a husband and wife team, and he was admonishing Gear that he needed to treat me like a queen. LOL. We had a good giggle about it later.
We set up next to The Food Not Bombs tent, and while they served food we did our usual health checks. It worked out well– we enjoy working with FnB. And even though Camp Rhonda is no more, there is still quite a large unhoused community in this area…and thankfully, a good number of groups who try to help them. We did treat at least one former Camp Rhonda resident, so some of them are still around. Today we mostly checked people’s blood pressure, gave out water and supplies, and treated minor injuries. We also were interviewed by a local blogger with really nice audio equipment, so if we end up on a podcast I’ll be sure to link to it here.
It was a good deployment and I feel like we helped a lot of people. I always go home from these events feeling good, even on days where I think I’ll be too tired. We’re hoping that more volunteers will join us on these missions, because 1) then we could do this every Sunday, and 2) we could also send out mobile teams to check on camps in the surrounding areas. We’ll be doing our next Dallas Community Care on Sunday December 19, so if you’re in town and want to join us, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/2PbKPPHmv9XNt51j7
We’ll be joining Food Not Bombs while they feed people, and we’ll also have folks from the DFW Rainbow Coalition handing out warm clothing, so if you have any coats, hats, pants, socks, etc to donate you could bring those with you. Hope to see you on the 19th!