Another storm is heading our way this week, so our entrance into December is not going to be pleasurable for those of us who are homeless. Already exhausted I am gritting my teeth in fear.
Today turned out pretty nice. The weather was gorgeous - even if just a little chilly. I can't say that it was the most productive day, for I was in so much pain I could barely move. But I managed.
It was awesome news that the Metzgers will now have a home..
‘60 Minutes’: Metzger family getting a place to liveMon Nov 28 2011 4:47 PM
Now Arielle, 15, and Austin, 13, will have a place to live, WKMG-Channel 6 reported tonight.
The Metzgers, whose mother died when they were young, have lived for five months in a truck with their dad. Tom Metzger is an unemployed carpenter. Yet the children impressed a national TV audience with their resilience and optimism.
Where will the Metzgers land? “They’ve been offered several places to live. It’s overwhelming. They’re trying to figure out where to go,” said Beth Davalos, coordinator for the Families in Transition Program for Seminole County Public Schools. People have offered to pay the family’s rent or let them move in, Davalos said.
Arielle told WKMG that before the “60 Minutes” report, “I felt like a bug on a windshield. You know, just like everybody else, just out there to be seen. But now that you’re spotted, spotted on the windshield, you just kinda feel special.”
WKMG’s Erik von Ancken reported that a woman will take the Metzger children shopping for clothes and their dad has been offered a job by the charity Clean the World. Mr. Metzger is weighing his options, von Ancken added.
He is not rushing on an important decision. “He has to think about his children,” Davalos said.
From emails I’ve received, I know that Metzger has received several job offers. Davalos said the family has to look at all their emails from the past few days.
Pelley offered a first report on Central Florida homeless in March. How was last night’s report going over?
Kevin Tedesco, spokesman for “60 Minutes,” said: “In less than 24 hours, it has moved many more people to respond than the segment on homelessness that Scott did last season. We know this because Beth Davalos has told us she has received more inquiries. We, too, here at CBS News received a stronger response on the phone line and online.”
It's shocking when any human being describes their self worth as a "bug on a windshield" let alone a teenager. But it's an accurate statement... painfully accurate.There has to be someone related to Robert & Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.
I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's home. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that our money would be returned before harm came to us.
Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.
Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked for a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially broke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.
Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.
Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” ~ Confucius