The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Interesting, AHTN, the alleged homeless advocates in Bucks County, PA, known for using fake homeless people to make a video about homelessness, has set its fundraising goal for Halloween. It’s always been trick or treat with this bunch.  

Our October 31st deadline is quickly approaching… 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED TO US. WE ARE ALMOST TO OUR GOAL!!  

So far we have raised $2284.00, of the $5000.00 we are hoping to raise. Please help spread the word so that we can reach our goal.  

As you may know, AHTN lost funding from one of our major supporters and because of this, we now have a $100K shortfall. Our AHTN Board members and staff have been working hard to find alternate ways to raise this money back, but it won’t come quickly. 

One way in which you can help is to donate any amount to AHTN and we will receive a matching gift from two generous volunteers. They will match up to $5,000, please help us raise $10,000 with this Volunteer Matching Gift Challenge!   

Click on the link below to donate to AHTN.
http://weblink.donorperfect.com/VolunteerMatchingGift 

Help us reach our goal of raising $5000 by October 31st!  

Yes, I know that AHTN lost funding from one of their major supporters. Gee, I wonder why? 

Could it be that Saint Mary Medical Center, the former major supporter, got wise to what AHTN has been doing? I’m friends with Saint Mary on Facebook and people in the organization may have discovered the truth about AHTN from my blogs. No wonder Pastor Joe, related to the AHTN president, went out of his way to avoid me at a funeral he officiated. The Emperor, nor his wife, et al, doesn’t like to be told he’s parading around with no clothes. How dare anyone rat out an august institution such as this! 

For those of you in Doylestown:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes 

It certainly is fitting that AHTN set its goal for Halloween. And they are ready! They’ve been masquerading as homeless advocates all year long, as they do every year.  

In Bucks County, PA, people don’t like to pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Like the Wizard of Oz, who is hiding his real self behind the curtain, there are people want their real self and motives to be hidden, and there are those who don’t want to see what’s behind the curtain to avoid having their pre-conceived notions, particularly of the homeless, overturned. 

When you get past the smoke and mirrors created by organizations in Bucks County who are believed to help the homeless, you see they are not what you think they are. 

As was the case with the Wizard after the little dog Toto opened Oz’s curtain, people are wising up to the august institutions in Bucks.  And it’s more about making a buck and do-gooder image than helping people. 

$100,000 is what AHTN has lost. That being such a large sum, I had that figure in my mind. Before Saint Mary cut funding, AHTN’s budget, according to the article in the Bucks County Courier Times, was $220,000/year! Wow!  Where does all that money go? Occasionally they put homeless people up in a motel, occasionally transport people to doctors and such, support a rejuvenation station, and take the homeless and those in need to community meals and code blues (winter). Is there a lot of overhead? Maybe lots of it going to those on salary? I’ve seen reports on the various charitable organizations that show how much of each dollar taken in goes to the recipients – those who are being helped. Some organizations give a greater percentage of money taken in that goes to the needy than others. Wonder what this ratio of funds coming in to AHTN go to the homeless and needy and how much is “pocketed.” 

A few observations over about the past three years: Awhile back, AHTN spent money to have a handicapped assisted bus. One handicapped woman used the handicapped access. It was trumpeted in the media. A reporter came on ATHN’s bus and went to a community meal to interview the woman. Soon after the hype was over, to my knowledge she stopped using the service nor did any other handicapped people. Symbolism over substance. 

Speaking of the bus, AHTN labels the transportation to homeless meals “wheels to meals.” Until recently, I thought the service was connected to Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals to seniors who have trouble getting out. I could better understand where all the money goes if AHTN was doing Meals on Wheels. Of course, we know that non-profits are not about slick Madison Avenue advertising. Not unless we look behind the curtain. 

The curtain was opened in the aftermath of innocent people having their bike locks cut when they were legally parked at the Levittown public library. Because it was believed that some people abandoned their bikes there, all the locks were arbitrarily cut. In this matter AHTN was smoke and mirrors. An “advocate” met with the librarian, who said she made an announcement about the cutting of the bike locks, and that was the end of AHTN involvement in the matter. 

The most egregious thing AHTN did was give a free pass to a homeless guy who came to a community meal drunk and physically and verbally attacked another guest. Rather than earn disfavor with a homeless lynch mob, stirred up by lies a formerly homeless queen circulated, AHTN helped let the drunk and disorderly homeless guy off the hook. He was allowed to continue to ride the bus and attend the meal there while the victim, who did nothing but rope-a-dope when the drunken maniac went after him, was banned from the bus and the meals.  Even if the victim did say something “mean” about the homeless, which he didn’t, he didn’t bring it to the meal. Evidently, the homeless guy did. 

Someone from AHTN got the victim back to the meals, but I suspect that’s just because they think the victim will drop the law suit. Let the Sword of Damocles hang over their head! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damocles