This is James.
James used to sell 'The Big Issue' at the City Cat terminal in West End. The ferry terminal was completely destroyed in the flood (along with all the other terminals - $100 million and 18 months to repair). So James is without an income, as no-one is frequenting the ferry terminal any more. I was so delighted to run into James this morning on my morning walk. He was at the bus stop near the ferry terminal. He said he had to come back, even though his old stomping ground is gone. He said he was drawn back as he loves the place and the people.
West End ferry terminal - was completely submerged in the flood.
So even though James's customers are gone, he is staying, close by. You can find him at the bus stop in Orleigh St near the trashed ferry terminal. He will be there early every day. If you are passing by, please say hi and if you can help him out, that would make my heart sing.. and I'm sure his!
I have set up a facility for those of you who are 'remote' and would like to help James..... see the donate button below (so proud that I have mastered this technical feat!). I have linked it to my Cape Cod PayPal account but it is referenced as 'James'.....I will ensure James receives every single cent that comes his way... and I might even post a photo of me handing it all over to James... big promise... but so worth it. I am prepared to 'out' myself for this cause.
Please CLICK HERE to see a video on James on 'You Tube'..... he is the most beautiful person.