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Try being homeless

Give me any one of the Spokane City Council members for 24 hours, just 24, with no wallet, purses or keys and drop them in Spokane, anywhere. Good luck. Good luck staying warm, finding a restroom, food or water. I guess you could just “hunker down” under the bridge and count the minutes. You’re not going to find a spot in a shelter because they are full. Warming station? Yeah, how long of a wait and how much time are you allowed before you are back on the street so the next guy can get warm?

People are going to start flooding the ER with exposure and hypothermia. And people are going to die. Members of the City Council whether you have it in you or not to take my challenge, get this done. We need more shelters but we also need affordable/transitional housing so people can get off the street.

I know from experience, the longer you’re on the street the longer it takes to get off it.

Bud Nokes

Spokane


 

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