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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.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tropical Storm & Homeless in Alabama

Tropical Storm Fay didn't live up to its advance billing in south Alabama
Saturday evening, but for the area's homeless, even the threat of bad weather
can set off a scramble.

Several homeless men were among those who spent Saturday night at the
James Seale Community Center on Texas Street. A small group sat in the gymnasium
Sunday morning, watching cartoons as American Red Cross volunteers prepared to
close the temporary storm shelter.

Walter Birks, 51, said he caught a bus to the shelter on Saturday.
Homeless since a traffic accident led to an eviction last month, he said he has
spent the last few weeks seeking out temporary shelter while hobbling around on

Whole story here.



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