A 90 year old man plans to feed up to 10,000 homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, FL this week and will face arrest for breaking local rules regarding feeding the homeless. Mr. Abbott said he does this in honor of his wife who died 23 years ago in a car accident. He his a WWII vet with two purple hearts and has been battling the local ordinances regarding this issue for years. He said homeless people come to Florida because they won’t freeze to death. He does this to show his neighbors love.
Those in opposition to Abbott, said continuing to make life easy for the homeless population only encourages homelessness. They also say that thousands of homeless create crime and sanitation issues. Abbott said he will not be providing porta-potties to the estimated 10,000 people set attend his free meal. Abbott says that is the job of the city.
Abbott’s non-profit is: Love Thy Neighbor, Inc.