When Will We Take Care Of Our Own?

04/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Feel free to read what you want into the title of this post, because this morning I have so many mixed emotions, I don't care what you think of me. I only care that you feel a little bit of what I am feeling so maybe we will all wake up and start taking care of our own neighbors.

Last year the most horrifying photo captured was of a Detroit homeless man frozen in the ice. Over the summer I happened to be visiting Detroit and we drove by that building. I was told that kids found that man frozen but decided to play a game of hockey before they reported it.

This morning someone posted a link on's Facebook page about Stephen Frye who lost both of his legs and one arm to frostbite after passing out in an abandoned building he called home!

I am about to visit Alaska where over a dozen homeless people died on the streets last year. In Salt Lake City 58 people homeless people died last year. Only two weekends ago 3 homeless people died in Santa Barbara, California. Wherever you live in this great country of ours people are dying outside!

How many people have to die on the streets before we wake up and start taking care of our own communities?

(Photos by Max Ortiz / The Detroit News & Ryan Garza / The Flint Journal)