About Me

Tom (The Sok-Man) McNamara a Rag-Picker by choice.

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I am a self-proclaimed “Rag Picker” who travels around the United States rummaging through heaps of discarded human beings for salvage; those who have suffered from different forms of tragedy and life stressors. They find themselves abandoned and ostracized. My passion is to bring a simple gesture of hope, give comfort to their souls, and letting them know they have not been deserted. and sharing with them warm conversation and a brand new pair of socks.

As a retired 64 year old special education teacher, full-time RVer, I have no professional degrees in salvaging human beings. What I bring to my mission is three masters degrees, thirty years of teaching and coaching, three personal homelessness experiences, a loss of a best friend, the experience of a burned down house, and fifteen major surgeries.

Through this site I hope to raise the awareness and plight of our homeless population, as well as finding partners to help me finance my continuing mission.  Together we can minister to the hopeless and from the road I promise to continue sharing in this forum my personal stories of travel, adventure and rag picking.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”  (Matt. 25: 25 – 40)