SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Homelessness is a serious problem in the Bay Area, made worse by the pandemic.
But there are people who try to do something about it, like a man in San Francisco trying to make a difference.
Last year, Quincy Heath, who is originally from Georgia, lost his job because of the pandemic. He got a new job in San Francisco about six months ago.
On his way to work he recently noticed this homeless camp down Oak Grove Street under the flyover of I-80.
After speaking to the people living there, he learned that they wanted to get rid of the trash – but had no way of doing it.
Heath has rented two dumpsters at his own expense and is spending the weekend helping them clean up.
Heath knows that fighting homelessness is an uphill battle, but believes that if everyone gets involved, it will be a win.
“Even if you don’t have a job, you can give up your time, talent, or tithing,” he said. “You can always do something to help those in need.”
In addition to the dumpsters, Heath has also broken down food and detergents. He says the need is great and that he wants to help as much as possible.
“As long as I’m working, there is still something I can do,” he said.