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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, January 15, 2009

What's it going to take?

I don't know what to do at this point. We are going to turn away 20 - 25 men tonight because there isn't enough shelter in the city of Seattle.
We can look at the good we do for the 150 men & women we got inside. But too many more nights of this, and people are going to blow a stack. Our employees are feeling really ragged.
We easily need another 50 spots, just for the people coming to Operation Nightwatch.
Maybe an Operation Nightwatch sponsored Tent City? I dunno. AAAaaarrrgggghh. I hope I got 3,000 blankets coming soon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick, thank you for your work. I'm blogging at to get volunteers to spend time with people socially isolated by homelessness or mental illness. It doesn't get them the shelter they need, but it is a way of acknowledging their dignity and worth. Please check out Freestyle Volunteer when you have a chance. I deeply value your efforts and your writing.

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