top of page
  • mburke63

A Bit Of Humanity

I saw this young man one afternoon sitting by himself on a park bench in Manchester, NH. I said 'hello' to him and asked him if I could help him with anything. He said, "I hope so. Everybody walks by me like I don't exist and, I have forgotten what it is like to be treated like a human being, to just have a hug. I could use that right now. Can you give me a hug?"

Here was this young man covered in dirt, obviously ill, beaten down by life and substance abuse begging for someone to show him a bit of humanity.

I hugged him and, he smiled and said, "thank you, sir."

Merle Burke, President & Founder

Shepherd's Way

6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

We Won't Forget Him

Thursday February 15 was a very busy day for our outreach. We started at 6:30AM and went to resource centers in Manchester and Concord, New Hampshire, and to several parks and shelters. We handed out


We are always moved when people contact us and offer to help, either through donations or by volunteering. We're all in this thing called life together, and it's such a wonderful thing when people sho

SHEPHERD’S WAY - Volunteer Opportunities

This offers an overview of the levels of participation available for individuals who would like to volunteer their time to Shepherd’s Way. Further descriptions of volunteer opportunities are available

bottom of page