Letter from the President, Bob Wells

Thank you so much for your interest in Homes On Wheels Alliance non-profit. I’m humbled that you are interested in learning about our small part in advancing the well-being of the amazing people we feel called to help.

As you may know by now, we are devoted to the purpose of offering an alternative lifestyle in alternative housing. While one of our primary goals is to help people find a way to survive in difficult economic situations, we are equally devoted to creating a new community with a new attitude towards society and to the earth. A key element of everything we strive to do is that we never approach anyone as a client to be pitied or merely a person to be offered compassion in a difficult time–nor are we just offering a hand-up. Just the opposite, we see them in light of Thoreau’s famous quote:

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.” Henry David Thoreau

With those who come to us, we are honoring a person who has made a hard decision to no longer be resigned to a life of quiet desperation. While it’s true that for nearly all of our new friends there is an element of running away from a bad situation, there is also an excitement of running toward something that is worth the risk.

They are making a leap of faith into a whole new world and a whole new way of thinking about life, money and the things we own. It truly is an unknown country full of unknown dangers and opportunities to fail, but they’ve mustered all their courage and reached deep down to find a store of hope and faith and made the leap off the cliff.

At the Homes On Wheels Alliance, we never offer our new friends pity; we always offer them a profound respect.

Thank you again for your interest and remember that, Together, We Are Changing Lives.

Robert Wells
Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc.