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Tyler Bartlam: ‘It’s a good feeling when you’re helping others ...’

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2 comments:

  • Ron Werner posted at 10:45 pm on Thu, Jun 14, 2012.

    Ron Werner Posts: 93

    Robert Jacobs wrote "Why not every single family or individual who has a good home, bring in a homeless person or family for a week"
    Here's a few reasons why.

    http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/526/homeless-facts.htmlPeople who are homeless frequently report health problems.
    •38% report alcohol use problems
    •26% report other drug use problems
    •39% report some form of mental health problems (20-25% meet criteria for serious mental illness)
    •66% report either substance use and/or mental health problems
    •3% report having HIV/AIDS
    •26% report acute health problems other than HIV/AIDS such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, or sexually transmitted diseases

    Tyler, keep up the good work.

     
  • Robert Jacobs posted at 10:52 am on Wed, Jun 13, 2012.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Volunteering to serve in a kitchen is all well and good but it doesn't change homeless people's lives much.

    Why not every single family or individual who has a good home, bring in a homeless person or family for a week. Then the next family could do this and pretty soon you may just give someone as we always say not a fortunate as ourselves...

    Of course that's just a little close for our liking... That's just a little too close to home...

     

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