So it hit Taulton hard in March when he heard Crumble had died. Even worse was the fact that Taulton didn't learn of his friend's death until after the funeral. Taulton promised Crumble's family he would do something to remember the man.
"I owed this to him," Taulton said.
Taulton, now 27, spent several weeks in 2011 living on the streets of
This week, Taulton will be living on the streets again, this time for a few days, to raise money for 100,000 Homes, a campaign that seeks to place homeless people into permanent housing.
Taulton met Crumble, who went by the nickname "Scooby," when he was sleeping in his car in downtown
Crumble and Taulton became fast friends over the coming weeks, and Crumble became one of the two subjects in the film. Getting to know Crumble changed Taulton's perspective on homelessness, he said.
"My project wouldn't have been successful at all without him," Taulton said. "God can use anybody to teach you some things."
On Thursday, Taulton plans to collect donations at Urban Taco in downtown
Donations will go to the
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