Amplifying Voices in Charlotte, NC

  • Salisbury Slave Cemetery

    Salisbury Slave Cemetery

    Wednesday this week (I’m on Spring Break) I had an unexpected opportunity to visit the Dixonville Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina, about 45 minutes north of Charlotte. I drove past the cemetery after an appointment at the Salisbury Veteran Administration (VA) hospital complex. From the mid-1800s until the 1960s, the area served as an African-American […]

  • Street Service CLT (Feb 2023)

    Street Service CLT (Feb 2023)

    On February 25, 2023, members of our church at Caldwell Presbyterian Church brought breakfast food items to North Tryon Street in Charlotte, North Carolina, near Roof Above. Roof Above is a local nonprofit seeking to address and end homelessness in our community. This 8 minute video by Wes and Shelly Fryer summarizes a few of […]

  • Guilty

    Guilty

    I sit back on my life and think of things that I have done to make God not like me or show favor towards me. I see a lot of stuff that I could of done differently, but would I be the same person that I am now? I am guilty of many things now, […]

  • Zillow and Open Door

    Zillow and Open Door

    Affordable housing is a big challenge in many U.S. cities today, including Charlotte, North Carolina. I hadn’t thought about this until today, but both Zillow and Open Door may play a BIG role in exacerbating our housing crisis. In this post, I’ll explain what I’ve learned and understand at this point about large real estate […]

  • Voices

    Voices

    When I give voice to my thoughts by writing them down, I achieve some clarity. But at times I am disappointed that I think so little of mankind. For the past few days I have been praying harder, because I know that I need God more now than ever. Yesterday morning I woke up more […]

  • Me

    Me

    My name is Kelton McNair and I am homeless. I have been to college and the military, I work every day and I am not on drugs, but I am homeless. Some people say, “Why don’t you go to a shelter?” The shelters are worse than being on the streets. You have to guard your […]

  • Why

    Why

    I lay here with my phone and look at people on Facebook, see how happy they are with their families, see the good food that they are enjoying and I lay here eating saltines so I can sleep on not empty stomach. I can’t help but ask God why me, am I that bad of […]

  • Motivation

    Motivation

    It’s hard to get motivated today, because honestly I see no future for me. I have no confidence in man to give me a honest chance . I have so many obstacles against me, what is the use of me trying? My tears today are not for me, but for others that come after me. […]

  • Sick

    Sick

    I have been laying here for 3 days sick, not being able to eat and continuously throwing up. I get hot then cold. I think I have no one to look after me, I am really alone. The last time I went to the hospital, I had one of the people there, tell me that […]

  • See Me

    See Me

    Understanding homelessness from my point of view is first seeing me as a person, one of God’s children. And to get over the stereotype of “people like me.” That we don’t work, are on drugs and are uneducated. Also don’t look at the news and think about all of the programs and money the government […]