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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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Light bulbs needed

I keep waking up in the middle of the night, my brain on overdrive trying to figure out what's going to happen to us in 2008.

We've been serving about 150 men and women every night -- food, shelter assignment. It's been running alot smoother with full staffing, first time in about a dozen years.

So what happens when you remove shelter for 75 men?

Where/what are they supposed to do? Suddenly Operation Nightwatch is back to feeding and passing out blankets. Maybe we go on the road to do that -- I hate the idea of sending 50 guys or more out the door with no place to go. That's what got us into the shelter business to begin with.

Come on, strategic thinkers. Help us out.


Blogger katia said...

damn, that sucks. did you lose funding or something?
i wish i could help but i've got my hands full trying to find safe dry places for the homeless youth to sleep - somewhere where they are not continually harassed which seems nearly impossible these days.
good luck to you, rev!

2:25 PM  

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