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Monday, April 27, 2015

Water in DoorWays, Sprays Homeless

A-Z Challenge = W=Water Showers and Washcloths
Water and Washcloths go together.  Rather then tell the story in words, I've added this video.  When I first saw the clip, it was just what happened, not the interview and I was appalled that a church would do such a thing.  Seeing it, in more detail it's still quite troubling that they did this.  I see they have a problem, but don't believe this was a very Christian way to solve it.  Now with the church being embarrassed, the practice has ended, let's hope they find a solution for their problem that is more charitable.

We knit and crochet cotton washcloths which are huge hit everyone we donate.  They're used by those living out in the elements, by those in the shelters, and those that transition from shelters to permanent housing.  They're used both as washcloth and as a dishcloth when they're packed in the Welcome Home Packs given to those as they move into their permanent housing situation.

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  1. I watched the video. I can see needles and stuff being left behind being a big problem but, how they handled it was wrong. It worked liked he said but, it's wrong. I'm sure there are children that go that church and they wouldn't want them getting a hold of any of that. I do hope they come up with a solution to the problem. Will be praying for them.

    1. Right you are Bunny. It's a problem and at first I didn't see their perspective...I just reacted about how horrible it was; but with more information you can see how the problem was multi-layered. If only this problem of homelessness could be solved.

  2. What is church for if not to offer shelter to those in need? Instead of washing them away they should be providing a safe place for them to sleep.

    1. Sad isn't it. Apparently they let them camp around the building, but felt this protected their building. Glad they don't do it anymore, but I wonder how many other places do?

  3. This is such a shame for a church to do such a thing. We need to protect those less fortunate then us. It makes me angry. They should be finding a solution to the homelessness instead of hurting them. This is so unchristian like.

  4. not a solution is it!

    zannierose A-Z

  5. Hi Sandy,

    I'm here to return your kind visit to my place... What a lovely blog you have.

    1. Hope to see you here again Rose, thank you. We work hard here on Bridge and Beyond.

  6. Sad and a decision I bet they wished they hadn't made, especially with all the publicity it generated.


  7. As the video pointed out, the people taking shelter in the churches alcoves are not the problem, it’s what was left behind.
    But, come on now. Treating fellow human beings that way? NO. There is a better way.

    1. Right you are Lynda, there has to be a better way to deal with the problem of cold homeless people.


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