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Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Neighbors Helping Neighbors helped people living on the streets during the freeze

by Sue Dremann

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.

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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."

Posted by Neighbors Helping Neighbors
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

Happy New Year, 2015 Folks,
NHN has evolved since Sue wrote this article.
Happily we provide motel stays to over 100, Dec. 2013 to Feb. 2014.
We gave survival supplies to 130+.
Now, Dec. 2014 to Feb. 2015, we have begun the Survival. Supply Effort & Motel Stays, our goal is 200 Motel Stays and 300 survival supplies to give away. Night time temperatures are in the 30's and it's 'flu & cold' season which puts our unhoused at significant higher risk.

Please contact us to help.

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