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Homeless Veterans in Lake City

by Elly Vos Why should our Veterans sleep on the streets? Did you know that 39,471 of our veteran service men and women spend their nights without a bed to sleep in or a roof over their head? The people who have protected and defended our country go without food water and shelter. These are basic human rights! Progress has been made to end
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Rats Force Ft. Lauderdale’s Homeless To Clear Out Of Stranahan Park

A section of Ft. Lauderdale’s homeless population will be looking for a new resting spot following a month-long closure of Stranahan Park. Dozens lined up Friday to get vouchers for bus passes to leave the area. Others gathered their belongings awaiting word on whether or not they’ll be given a hotel room provided by the city for a few days. The situation unfolded after
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The Gift I Got Back

So there’s this homeless man that lives behind the Walgreens I go to. Sometimes he sits on the bench in front of it and asks for money. I can usually smell the alcohol coming from him so rather than money, I typically will buy him something to eat and a Gatorade and drop it on the bench by him. Yesterday, he was only on
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A Letter to My Mentor

To all my homeless friends, supporters and homeless advocates, The great Michael Stoops, The Head of State to all of us who are homeless and those of us who serve the homeless has passed away today on 5/1/2017. This man was a great man and a legend. He worked like I did 24 hours a day and taking naps at his desk. He had
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High End Recklessness

In the first week of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the biggest golf party on the planet, homeowners in one of the most luxurious cities in the U.S. (Scottsdale) experienced frustration on a level that is, quite common throughout the country! I work for a company that provided security at many different events including this one. Working alongside Scottsdale Police department at the private
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The Problem- 22 Veterans Commit Suicide Daily

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) plagues the majority of our soldiers and often leads to substance abuse and attempted suicide. A staggering 22 veterans commit suicide daily. This also contributes to the fact that 1 out of every 4 homeless men are Veterans. Our Solution- Veterans Inn Just 2 hours south of Jacksonville, lies Lake City. The City of Lake City hosts annual visitors from
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TOO RICH TO BE POOR, TOO POOR TO GET BY

A line of wilting people snakes across the busy Brooklyn sidewalk. Families cluster beneath a few sparse trees and flatten themselves under narrow awnings, some sinking to the ground, seeking a sliver of shade. Most people have been waiting two to three hours to pick up a small bag of groceries at the Brooklyn Faith SDA Church food pantry in the East Flatbush neighborhood.
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Life on Skid Row

1890 was a good year for California oil baron Lyman Stewart. His company had merged with Sespe Oil and the Mission Transfer Company to form Union Oil, Paul Rood, adjunct professor of political science and history at Biola University, said. At the time it was the largest oil company in California, responsible for one third of the state’s oil production. As co-founder, and later
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