Updated: Jul 17
We are filtering through to bring you the most inspirational stories from TACO.
From the day I started at TACO in September of 2020 I have been deeply committed to the mission of TACO.
Some of you might know Uriah, a longtime client of TACO. Uriah has graciously agreed to share his story with the TACO community.
Uriah has been homeless on the streets of San Diego since 1983. He has been coming to TACO for services and the UCSD Student Run Clinic for over 14 years.
Uriah is kind and looks out for everyone; he never asks for anything in return. In April of 2022, Uriah wasn't feeling well and at his doctor's request we drove him to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, where he was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer that has metastasized to his spine and hip area.
A plan of care and housing efforts immediately went into place.
Thanks to the amazing partnerships that TACO has created with First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Cathedral and a caring man who runs an Independent Living Facility, Uriah moved into his own place 6/14/2022!
Volunteers are in place to drive Uriah to a slew of appointments, food delivery schedules are set, and his room was an instant home moments after he moved in, thanks to all the caring folks that donated household items.
TACO is doing amazing things in this community – and as we all are aware, there is always more to do. TACO feeds, clothes, and comforts hundreds of ‘Uriahs’ every week. With that in mind I have committed to donate $1,000.00 in 2022 to support TACO’s mission: providing “a community drawn together to support the dignity, health and well-being of people among us experiencing homelessness and poverty.”
I hope you will join me and donate today at our website: www.tacosd.org.
Thank you so much for your continued support: together we can make a difference!