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Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
Policies targeting homelessness have sprouted in cities across the country, including a plan in SC to BAN 'evil' 'scary' homeless people from city centers, because BUSINESS LEADERS don't want to see them. NYTimes says homelessness has increased 43% in SC since the 2005 real-estate bust - caused by Goldman Sachs sale of unsecured junk bonds that led to the housing crash and mass unemployment. SC has not created adequate low-cost housing, but expects people most hurt by business crime to pay.
Poverty and homelessness is a really awful thing. But its extra bad in my opinion during the holidays. There are thousands of children going to wake up homeless on Christmas morning. Some of them not even being able to ever experience Christmas before. That, is the real problem here.
Add a food-bank and/or women's shelter donation to your holiday to-do list this year. :) Diapers, formula, breast pads, sanitary pads, treats that low-income/homeless kids don't often get (like the fancy shaped canned pasta), and treats that struggling moms wouldn't buy for themselves (some nice dark chocolate perhaps, or a lipgloss). Make the holidays a little brighter for those in dark times.
Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise: Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.