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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3125900

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I came across this Australian trying to do all he can for homeless people, the reverend Bill Crews, and thought others might wish to hear about him, and his centres called appropriately "Loaves and fishes":

www.businessinsider.com.au/rev-bill-crew...n-in-40-years-2017-8
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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3125918

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Love the name 'Loaves and Fishes'
Great guy is Bill Crews

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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3125923

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I only heard on the news recently, sadly homelessness is really increasing.

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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3126379

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There is a difference between being homeless and living on the streets. Many people are in temporary accomodation because they have lost their homes for one reason or another. At least, they have a roof over their heads.

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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3126402

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9 Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,’
11 Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man who executes My counsel, from a far country.
Indeed I have spoken it;
I will also bring it to pass.
I have purposed it;
I will also do it. (Isaiah 46: 9-11)
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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3126405

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centrepoint.org.uk/donate/?utm_source=Go...CPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Centerpoint if you really would like to help the homeless ....
After watching their Christmas appeal to sponsor a room I knew I had to help .
I already give to 2 charities so I’m just sending £5 a month to CP I suppose it eases my guilt as much as anything.
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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3126458

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I support the NSPCC , have done for over 25 years, but my Christmas donation will go to The Salvation Army for the work they do with the people living on our streets.

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A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.

Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3126560

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A lady who lives close by to me,is a volunteer with the Salvation Army, at Christmas time, she was telling me, her and other volunteers go around the streets of the city,offering hot drinks and food to the homeless people.

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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3126592

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But surely this kind act should extend far beyond Christmas?!
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Homelessness 8 months 2 weeks ago #3126597

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It isn't just about finding a home for people who live on the streets. It's also about helping them to find their self-respect again. Putting a roof over their heads is just the beginning.

Can't imagine what traumas they must have suffered in their lives that brought them to this end.
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