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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.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Homeless Burrito

I know you probably don't know what a homeless burrito is - not something you eat.

But guys talk about getting a piece of heavy plastic, a blanket, and then you roll up in it and tuck in the ends.

This is a survival strategy when there isn't enough shelter.

Tonight there were 7 men and a women sent off to Tent City 3, currently located at Calvin Presbyterian, in Shoreline, WA. It's long bus trip to get there.

The woman went because she wanted to, we still had room at the shelters.

But it's cold tonight.

I stopped at a place on Aurora at the request of some of my bar friends. One guy was sure there was going to be a dead body in a sleeping bag at a certain location. But the bag was moving -- breathing still. Thank goodness.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philip Mangano is the homelessness czar appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002. I had no idea we had a homelessness czar!

9:40 PM  

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