In partnership with the Humanities Truck Project, Eric Sheptock will offer regular reports and reflections on the impact that Covid-19 is having on those experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC.
This morning I went to a convenience store that I seldom visit. I vaguely recalled them selling hankies (which I don’t use). It turns out that I was right. (What else is new, huh??? LOL)
Just paid $10 for 2 hankies, 2 surgical masks and a hat. The store owner at this small convenience store said each mask costs $2.50. The hat costs $4.00. Either the hankies are 50 cent each or he went down on the price of the masks. That said, there are DC homeless people who don’t have the kind of money I have so as to be able to get the things that I just got. Furthermore, I’m not sure all that many small stores that will still let you in wit.phout a mask actually have hankies and/or masks. So, the homeless and poor might not be able to shop for the few things they’re able to buy.