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It's important to remember the homeless.

Keep the homeless in mind this time of year.

    This time of year gets really busy for many people.  With Thanksgiving, Christmas and the shopping that comes with it, it is easy to forget about the homeless.  Homelessness is becoming more prevelent in communities all across this nation.  Unfortunately, more and more children are part of this group.

    The next time you see a homeless person pan-handling for money, instead of giving that person money, donate it to Union Gospel Mission or the Rescue Mission in Tacoma.  And, if you feel the calling, donate time working at a homeless mission, it can be very rewarding.

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dexterjibs November 26, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Thanks, John, I am looking at it now.
dexterjibs November 26, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Thanks, Doreen for your posts. You, John and mary have provided valuable information for all of us in regards to the homeless. If citizens of this country would do something on a personal level, we could do alot to alleviate homelessness.
dexterjibs November 26, 2012 at 05:47 AM
John, I reviewed the website and I had a concern about the phrases in their missions and values statements. The phrases are "economic justice" and "social justice". I emailed their editor to explain what they mean by those statements. At face value, to me, it means socialism and the government taking monmey from one group and giving it to another. This is contradictory to my belief that individuals and churches should be helping the homeless. But, i will wait for their response.
dexterjibs November 26, 2012 at 05:50 AM
John, what is ironic, is this organization uses the term "pan handling" in its website. How humorous is that to everyone except a certain doctor in Enumclaw?
Mary L. Ballard, MD November 26, 2012 at 08:16 PM
You are an individual who bullies and berates others, and when you are challenged with intellect and integrity, you say it is time to move on. A typical bully. Practice what you preach and be kind and considerate towards others; women, men, homeless, poor, abused and mentally ill and do not make mean and vicious comments to people who bring forward a view different than your own. You brag about serving your country, try being polite to all of us other citizens of this country.

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