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Homelessness

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  • Wilmette men make major holiday gift run to Gary homeless shelter

    Wilmette men make major holiday gift run to Gary homeless shelter
    Wearing a Santa hat and fueled by seemingly boundless energy, Eric Smoot on Sunday helped pack several vehicles with Christmas presents destined for women and children in a Gary, Ind. homeless shelter. Smoot and his business partner, Silviu Gansca,...
  • Tradition Continues To Feed The Homeless On Christmas Day

    Raju "RJ" Gomes is once again serving a meal for the homeless on Christmas Day, continuing a tradition he started when he was a student at Manchester High School. Gomes, 29, said he came up with the idea, which he calls "Make a Christmas," as part of a...
  • Homeless Person's Memorial service caps off year of special help

    Homeless Person's Memorial service caps off year of special help
    With the economy getting stronger in the Orlando area, the region’s unemployment rate is falling and rents in downtown are starting to soar. But even as more and more people find their job outlook getting brighter, both the city of Orlando and the...
  • Middletown Church Holds Candlight Vigil For Homeless

    MIDDLETOWN — Community leaders attempted to put a face on homelessness Thursday during a candlelight vigil at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, where more than 200 people gathered to pay tribute to the city's homeless who died in 2014. They sang...
  • Acacia Park Church holds game night to raise funds to fight hunger

    Acacia Park Church holds game night to raise funds to fight hunger
    The Acacia Park Church Game Night at Norridge Acacia Park Lutheran Church (4307 N. Oriole Ave.) is on a roll. An idea launched last May by Karen Lanners of Harwood Heights, with the help of fellow church members, Acacia Park Church Game Night is a...
  • John E. Felch Jr.: Strong public commitment needed to end homelessness

    John E. Felch Jr.: Strong public commitment needed to end homelessness
    This is the time of year when we take stock of those things for which we are so grateful, especially our families and our homes. It is also the time of year when our compassion is strongest for those who have less or are homeless through no fault of their...
  • Founder of Baxter's Bags Projects gets recognized

    Founder of Baxter's Bags Projects gets recognized
    Standing at the podium inside the City Commission chambers, Baxter Murrell had to stop speaking for a second. As he described his efforts to walk the streets of Orlando to reach out to homeless people, his voice broke and he started fighting to hold...
  • Commentary: Sleep-out was a valuable lesson in what it feels like to be homeless

    I imagine that people like Karen McGlinn sleep really well at night. She is the CEO of the Share Our Selves (S.O.S.) health center in Costa Mesa and has been since 1993. McGlinn works tirelessly to provide safety-net services to the homeless and the...
  • A Magical Christmas for homeless kids

    A Magical Christmas for homeless kids
    This was not a day for the Orlando Magic to worry about points scored per possession or rebounds recorded per game; it was a day to relish the smiles provided per minute and the memories provided per kid. This was not a day to rehash the Magic's...
  • Fort Lauderdale plays Santa, holds off new homeless feeding law

    Fort Lauderdale plays Santa, holds off new homeless feeding law
    Sun Sentinel reporter Larry Barszewski reports Fort Lauderdale beat the judge -- and Santa -- to the punch, and worked out a deal in court that allows public feedings of homeless through the holidays. Now that's a good holiday story! UPDATE: Fort...
  • Howard council works for developers

    Howard council works for developers
    We in Howard County have elected a new county executive, but we still have the same old tired, bored Howard County Council. The "new" council is still rubber-stamping Ken Ulman's paybacks to developers. This "new" council, like the old, has never met...