Rob (#667) 10-09-14

I watched Rob dismount his bicycle in Bradenton, FL. He sat on a concrete ledge and appeared relaxed, so I went over to meet him. Rob was happy to be included in the project and was interested in the concept.

Rob has been a contractor in the past, but is currently unemployed and homeless. His main problem is not finding a place to stay, but to obtain antidepressant medication that he has taken for 20 years. He went to a local church for help, but they require him to accept a call back on his phone. He doesn't have a phone, so is ineligible for aid. Go figure.

Rob said that a man on the next block called police, saying that Rob was panhandling. Rob said that he was not, and asked me for nothing.

He liked this image, and I sent him a copy.