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Remember Camp Hope

Kudos, kudos, kudos to Kate Burke, Alfredo LLamado and the others who stood up for the homeless and took a stand against the mayor’s office’s cruel removal of the homeless from Camp Hope at City Hall. Even though there were warming shelter beds available, the people at Camp Hope remained there as a form of protest and a symbol of very public awareness of the plight of the homeless. Once they are “out of sight” they are often quickly also “out of mind” of the city government and the citizens. Camp Hope was a symbol of that!

We must keep the pressure on the problem of homelessness and work toward solution, not just shoving the homeless out of the way for convenience sake! Shame on the mayor’s office for forcing police officers to pick up the last and only belongings of the homeless that remained at Camp Hope and discarding those belongings. How would any of us feel if someone came into where we live and threw away the very last things we owned? It would not feel very good! We need to treat others as we would want them to treat us! Think about that when you are in church next Sunday and over the holiday season about how badly certain individuals were treated in Spokane on a Sunday morning.

Jennifer Bates



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