The Catch-22 Crew Project is a proactive way for the motivated members of the homeless community in San Francisco to gain respect, understanding and support through self-directed volunteer work projects. It’s called the Catch-22 Crew Project because people like my friend Mo (who’s with me in the above photo) and others who are unhappily living on the streets of San Francisco (and in other cities) are stuck in a tough situation that’s hard to get out of on their own. They would all love to have a job that can bring a steady income into their lives, but to get the job they need a steady income, permanent residence and a way to clean themselves up for interviews, etc. That’s where catch-22 comes from and that’s the problem we’re solving with this project.
The first Catch 22 Crew kicked off in the heart of the the tenderloin in San Francisco. What seems to have started out as a project just driven by pure will and energy of the crew, the below videos give a glimpse into the experience and what two Catch 22 Crew members felt about their experience. From what we are gathering, this is an experience that calls for all people that care about the homeless issue to give back a few hours if they are skeptical about giving money. The below videos reinforce that this should be an experience many should partake in.
We found these recent videos of members of the first Catch 22 Crew that helped to kick this into high gear on June 30th – Catch 22 Crew by Rex Dixon who had his thoughts, as well as this video by LIZZISMS own Lizz located here on her LIZZISMS: Catch 22 Crew video.
You can find more info here, as well as some of the earlier articles covered by Mashable, Fox, Business Insider, and even a video located on CNN HLN archives (Evening Express show) with Ryan Hupfer.