We received an email which purports to be from a Contractor’s family now homeless as a direct result of Carol Boyd, Member of the National Association of Mortgage Field Services and owner of Boyd Property Preservation, refusal to pay Contractors upon Work Orders. I will simply let the email speak for itself,
Hello, My name is xxxxx. xxxxxxx told me to email you for help because Carol Boyd has not paid me 1,280.00 plus 47.00 for fees I had to pay because her checks bounced. She deposited money in my fiances account twice they bounce both times. I need your help because I even lost my apt and I am homeless because I could not pay my rent. My phone number is xxxxxx. I will be waiting for your call anxiously.Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S®4
She calls out to the man on the street
“Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?”He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he can’t hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there.
To be clear, I do not advocate for violence. What I am saying is that the state of mind which people enter into when they become homeless after playing by the rules, the rules become irrelevant. I know because I have been there. I cannot fathom what it means to make a family homeless during the Christmas Holidays.