Today all of Harvey Dunn’s belongings burned in a fire that consumed the van he lives in. We saw the billowing flames and smoke from the office and started running. Harvey’s birthday is Monday.
Mike and Will are taking donations to buy him a new camper. You can find them in the Rio Grande area of Salt Lake City. Just ask anyone hanging out around the shelters to point them out.
One of Mike’s daughters died going through methadone withdrawal. His photos of her and his other daughters were destroyed in the fire. He’s relieved that no one was injured or killed. “If my street-dad (Harvey) had died, I’d probably kill myself.”
Easy to be unaware of the tight social bonds of those on the street.