Monthly Archives: August 2010

Our take on: Building hope for a better Savannah | WSAV TV


“Because we have problems in our city,” Roberson says, “we have poverty, we have crime, we have blight. We have sometimes poor education and it’s important that none of us stay within our four walls and just build our agencies … Continue reading

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Savannah just might be lucky: Homeless Killings at Highest Level in a Decade | End Homelessness | Change.org


The homeless, some of our most vulnerable neighbors, are under attack. Heartless cowards are perpetrating more crimes against homeless individuals now than at any point in the last decade. Make no mistake — these are hate crimes. Luckily we haven’t had … Continue reading

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Has Savannah cleared its tent cities as easily?: KWMU: Homeless encampment cleared without confrontation 2010-05-14


Officials with the St. Louis Department of Human Services are relieved that Friday mornings evacuation of a homeless encampment in a crumbling railroad tunnel went smoothly.The city gave the 75 or so residents of the encampment, called “Hopeville,” until 8 … Continue reading

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An approach for Savannah?: A big turnaround as a KC family, once homeless, gets a newly remodeled home – KansasCity.com


Constructing Futures takes abandoned or vacant houses and rehabs them with paid labor from men who have been incarcerated and want to learn new skills. Then a deserving homeless family is chosen to receive the house provided they live there … Continue reading

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Learn about issues when homeless: Why homeless shelters should be open year-round – by Sarah Parrish – Helium


Homeless shelters provide more than just a place to sleep.  They often provide a warm meal, and even more importantly, they serve as a resource hub to get people like me back on their feet.  It’s amazing what community can … Continue reading

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Obama’s urban policy seeks to shelter 1.6 million, but has a long way to go | The Daily Caller – Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment


As President Obama watches the fireworks and celebrates his daughter Malia’s birthday on July 4, his 6,300 homeless neighbors in the District of Columbia will be celebrating a bit differently. The release last week of the Interagency Council on Homelessness’ … Continue reading

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An offer from Lord Save Us – videos & songs from the movie!


The producer & director of the Movie, author of the book & chief evangelist for the messages in them has sent out an email (text of it below) offering these pieces of content to anyone on his mailing list. Included … Continue reading

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It’s complicated so here is: A New Definition of Poor


It’s a statistic you’ve likely heard before, in newspapers or television infomercials: 1.4 billion people live on less than US$1.25 a day. The World Bank set this number as the global poverty line in 2008, creating an international standard for … Continue reading

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The answer is “Lord Save Us…”: Anne Rice on Quitting Christianity: Homebrewed Christianity 83 | Homebrewed Christianity


From Anne Rice: For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian. I’m out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being “Christian” or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to “belong” to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else. Continue reading

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From March 2006 – What about NOW?: A City Steps Up: Savannah Confronts Poverty : NPR


It’s fine to address what has happened in poverty reduction initiatives because that hopefully has kept folks from becoming homeless, but the realities might be surprising when you look at the upturn in homelessness the agencies supporting those who aren’t able to keep a roof over their head see in these current times. Continue reading

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