For a duration of about four or five years, two people with the same motivators and same giving hearts would converge regularly in the downtown Antioch area where the unhoused community gathers. Vincent Vidriales noticed Ricka Davis-Sheard giving attention to the people who needed it most. Ricka befriended many in the area who couldn’t go out shopping for their meals, didn’t have a comfy bed to ease into at night, and nowhere to go for simple life necessities like a warm shower. She ministered to them by providing food and a listening ear. Vincent was there doing the same. He felt drawn to helping those living on the streets and knew there was more he could do. He thought maybe he and Ricka should join forces–and that was the genesis of the SHARE Community.Vincent and Ricka formed the SHARE Community in 2019 in order to share hope, abundance, resources, and encouragement with members of the community who have needs but lack resources. They join them with organiza-tions who can better serve them, elevating their lives and putting them on a path to make them whole. Vincent says, “It takes a long time to gain our guests’ trust. We know many by name now.
J.R. Wilson is the President of Delta Veterans Group, Legislative Director of Department of California Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org . Also Past State Commander of the Department of California Disabled American Veterans 2016/17 and lastly but not the least Homeless Veteran's and at Risk Veteran's Stand Down on the Delta, 2021 September 10-13, 2021 Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, CA.