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Post  0001 on 1/21/2010, 18:26

This is a big problem in our area, and I think it's one we can solve. I've seen some neat outreach to these people, and I got me thinking. What are your ideas/opinions/perspective on the homeless in our area, and in general?

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Post  Cpt. Crinkle on 1/21/2010, 21:22

I know we could come up with an idea like those Christian College students.

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Post  0001 on 1/21/2010, 23:42

Did you read about the burrito ministry as well?

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Post  Sgt Angry Egg on 1/22/2010, 14:51

When you say "our area", what specifically do you mean? Just JC, or the Eugene/Springfield area?
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Post  0001 on 1/23/2010, 10:33

That whole area, because it's all over.

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Post  Cpt. Crinkle on 1/23/2010, 16:07

Yes I read that article but sometimes homeless do kind of annoy me with how many people are homeless.

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Post  0001 on 1/23/2010, 22:07

Well yeah, but for a lot of them (not all mind you), it's not there fault. They are victims of circumstance. And yeah they're annoying, but they're also people too. Wink

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Post  PoWn3d_0704 on 1/24/2010, 00:29

How are they annoying?
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Post  0001 on 1/24/2010, 11:22

The drugs, the drinking, the violence and te theft. The peddling etc... It's annoying in a sad, not sure what to do about it, sort of way.

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Post  Kombustion on 1/24/2010, 19:49

I agree that homelessness in our area is really bad... "/ Its really sad how much the economy has taken from people..
I honestly wish I had money everytime I saw a homeless person(s).. A lot of them really do need help. There's this homeless woman over by my mom's house that everyday she just stands on the corner over by Taco Bell with a sign that says "Pregnant & Hungry.." Its really nice to drive by & see people pass her Taco Bell. Smile Although, I really hope that woman can find someone that can help her out or that baby is gonna be born on that corner.. Sad
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Post  0001 on 1/24/2010, 23:07

Aww man, yeah it's stuff like that, that just stabs the heart. See its obvious SOMETHING needs to be done. But I think the big questions is, what and how? scratch

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Post  Kombustion on 1/24/2010, 23:23

Thats always the difficult part. Figuring it out... "/
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Post  0001 on 1/24/2010, 23:32

Well I'm in a position where I can actually make a change. We have a decent amount of personnel in this area, so a homeless outreach program is of unique interest to me. But I am honestly quite confused about how to go about inacting such a program. The guys from NCU had a fantastic idea with the burrito ministry, perhaps I could something along those lines.

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Post  Kombustion on 1/24/2010, 23:39

It sounds like a difficult process.. But if its for the good of the people, I dont see why not. Smile
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Post  0001 on 1/24/2010, 23:51

Yes, well we will be doing some work for food for lane county, which helps the homeless, but I think a more direct approach is warranted at some point. Meditate on this, I will. Wink

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Post  Kombustion on 1/24/2010, 23:57

Food for Lane County is a good one. Smile & I will.
I'm thinking just collecting money & go around one day finding homeless people & give them some money is on my agenda of things to do before I kick the bucket. Smile
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Post  0001 on 1/25/2010, 00:01

Wow, 15 and you already have a bucket list? Should I be worried? Razz Yes food for lane county is amazing, for last months service project we were gonna go there, but all their volunteer positions were full, which was a really awesome bummer. cheers Awesome because they had so many volunteers, bummer because we were out one service project. lol

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Post  Kombustion on 1/25/2010, 00:14

Lol. Nahh, I just make a list of things I really wanna do with my life. Smile
& Indeed, its an awesome bummer. Haha.
I think working in one of them soup kitchens would be a good place to volunteer at too.
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Post  0001 on 1/25/2010, 00:16

Hey yeah! I'll put that down. We'd prolly have to do it in March, cuz this month we're going to NextStep, next month is Food For Lane County, the gardening program. And that's as far as we've gotten planning wise. Which reminds me, I need to update our calendar and post some new Sector information..... Shocked

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Post  Kombustion on 1/25/2010, 00:26

Sounds pretty busy ABL... Glad its all for awesome causes tho. Smile
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Post  0001 on 1/25/2010, 12:04

Oh yes, that's what we're all about after all. Very Happy

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Post  Cpt. Crinkle on 1/25/2010, 20:13

I know build another Walmart to be staffed only by homeless.

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Post  0001 on 1/26/2010, 18:27

Maybe not a Walmart, but I like where you're going.

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