Poverty, unfortunately, affects millions of individuals all over the world. Many individuals are compelled to live in conditions devoid of basic necessities, and they fight to provide for their families or themselves.
So, we must not lose sight of the fact that it is our primary obligation to assist them in any way we can. One man with a large heart and a huge vision recognized this and managed to alter the lives of many individuals in this neighborhood.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina is still being felt more than a decade later. There are several decrepit and abandoned buildings in the region, and swarms of bees pose a threat to residents who are attempting to renovate their houses.
However, because bees are vital to the survival of all species on Earth, their annihilation is not an option, since their decrease will have a catastrophic impact on the whole agricultural sector.
As a result, David Young created a sustainable garden to host all of the unwanted bees in the Ninth Ward.
According to the website:
Capstone is a small humanitarian organization that has transformed newly condemned or deserted lots in the Lower Ninth Ward into productive nurseries and plantations.
Capstone, which is located in a food desert, creates and distributes food to those in need at no cost. We also assist others in starting their own nurseries or allow others to cultivate on our property whenever space allows.
Young has been a full-time volunteer since resigning from police enforcement, and he lives in a house in the neighborhood that has been renovated twice since Hurricane Katrina.
The nurseries grow everything from Swiss chard to Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, mustard greens, kale, and cucumbers, all of which are completely free to the community!
Amy Kraus, a volunteer, reported:
If you have a poor wage, don’t have any money, and have no genuine method to assist yourself, that isn’t enough to live off of. They provide a limited amount of nutrition for the entire month.
The old man’s insight has saved many families from going to bed hungry. Youthful delivers meals to them on a regular basis, and on a couple of occasions he has had enough to donate to the Harry Thompson Center, a poor day community on Gravier Street downtown.
David is known as the “Santa Claus of Food” because he resembles Santa Claus. Imagine how quiet and pleasant life would be if we all did our part, if we all did what we could for the community, to assist one another, and to aid the entire ecosystem as much as we could.