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Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Original post made on Jan 25, 2014

When temperatures plummeted in early December, the freezing temperatures were viewed by the Palo Alto group Neighbors Helping Neighbors as an emergency on par with disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Chuck Jagoda
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

Chuck Jagoda is a registered user.

It is very heartening to see the work of Neighbors Helping Neighbors--especially in these cold times. The weather is cold but closing Cubberley and banning sleeping in vehicles is even colder. NOT heartening. More like heartLESS. How many more will die next winter without the armory shelter in Sunnyvale is anyone's guess. This week there were two meetings in Sunnyvale that may result in an alternative shelter to the protection and comfort presently offered at the Sunnyvale armory. There ARE people who care and some of them are taking action. Representatives from political leaders' offices (staff from Jerry Hill, Dave Cortese, Joe Simitian)an architect and realtor and services providers came to Jim Davis' meeting on Thurs and were supportive about finding/building replacement shelter. There may be those in Palo Alto and Santa Clara County who's solution to homelessness is to build higher walls to keep the homeless away from those with homes, but there is also a dedicated segment of the populace who believe in the solution Jesus brought--"Feed my lambs, feed my sheep," and "as you do unto the least of thy brethren you do unto Me."

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