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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Stabbing victim remembered

Women in Black remember stabbing victim Tonya S.

Tonya's story hit us pretty hard at Operation Nightwatch. She was known by us around here. The scene of the crime is not that far from here.

Meanwhile, Operation Nightwatch keeps turning away women because there isn't enough room in any of the shelters. Last night we turned away twelve more. Blanket and a bus ticket and good luck.

We're on the verge of being able to open a new women's shelter for 15 difficult to serve women. It will take a little bit of the pressure off, for a few months. Salvation Army is hiring staff, and we've worked out a secret location, just to preserve some safety for some women who need that.


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