Thursday, November 21, 2013

Redding California - Neglected past - neglected people

This is the Wells Fargo Depot that still stands on Yuba St. in downtown Redding near the railroad tracks across the street from the Redding California Veterans "Memorial Building" and the downtown Post Office. This photo was taken in approximately 1913.

The Wells Fargo Depot today stands in jeopardy of being demolished by Union Pacific which owns the property and wants to demolish it.  The City of Redding seems to have no interest  in saving it and seem interested in maintaining a "history" as well.

A history of destruction concerning dozens of historic buildings during the downtown mall construction, as well as the destruction of hundreds of homeless camps, and their irreplaceable personal possessions.

In a world where it is against the law for certain folks to sit or lay down or sleep or keep warm by a campfire it is quite natural for the City of Redding to strongly desire to tear down this monument to a compassionless Tea Party majority Redding City Council who's mayor defines one of their major duties to the community they serve and care for is to "sell services".

Tony, a homeless man who has spent day and night during Redding's exceptionally cold winter outdoors outside the depot.

With brush and low hanging branches of homeless shelter refuges being cut from one end of town to the other homeless have no other alternative than to be driven out into the streets to find shelter anyway possible.

Redding and Shasta Counties only night time homeless shelter, the Good News Rescue Mission is often full.

"As the county's only shelter, the mission is scarcely equipped to handle its homeless population, said Community Relations Director Ken White.

"We're feeling extraordinarily overwhelmed by the amount of services needed by people in the community," he said. "If the economy worsens, or even stays as it's been, that could be a very at-risk population as a community I don't feel like we're very prepared to service at this point."

Driven to desperation with their back against the wall many homeless including veterans took refuge here in the Wells Fargo Depot over the years. Over the last 2 years it was locked  as 3 homeless who took refuge here have passed away.

Here is the story of one...

Redding California Homeless Veterans "Memorial Building"

Redding California - Neglected past - neglected people

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Anonymous Help the Homeless 2013 #OpXmas #Ophelpthehomeless - Redding

As part of a global Anonymous Event to donate a charity donation care package to the homeless this Christmas holiday, please join Anonymous Help the Homeless 2013 #OpXmas   Redding California Page.

Every winter, in cities all over the world, people die from exposure to the elements.
All month of December Anonymous will take to the streets bringing help to those who need it most providing blankets, clothing, coats, gloves, sleeping bags, tents, tarps , canned food and other essential's for the homeless and needy.

Drop off locations~

 NVCSS Second Home

1250 California St, Redding CA 96001

(530) 247-3321

Shasta Trinity Tehama HIV Food Bank

925 Wall St, Redding, CA 96002

(530) 223-2118

"The homeless need our help. They can not depend on government assistance. It is up to each and every one of us to help our fellow man.

We need this outreach to become worldwide. We need you. Even if you can just afford to feed a couple of people, or there may be some clothes in your closets that you no longer can wear. If you have a phone, call some of your local hotels/motels/extended stay lodges and ask them if they have any blankets, toiletries, etc. that they would be willing to donate to the local homeless population.

Who knows, we could have made one choice differently that we did in our lives and be where they are today.

We are ANONYMOUS. It is up to each and every one of us as human beings to realize that life is precious and we are going to show our nations that WE WILL stand together!"

Anonymous  #Opsafewinter World Event Map


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chico - Northern California Homeless Hatred


"Chico City Council Fueled Hate Crimes And Bigotry"

R-Town armed private guards roaming downtown removing homeless and giving them tickets for the crime of sitting or laying down ? Sub standard law enforcement hired for a perceived sub standard lower class of homeless American citizenry somehow devoid of the civil and constitutional rights and freedoms we all enjoy ?

Chico California has a homeless shelter crisis, and the local chapter of the ACLU agrees.

Downtown merchants allegedly threatening to "hose " homeless off the streets and sidewalks returning to the days of Birmingham and Martin Luther King with what seems like a stamp of approval from the City Council granting what can only be described as spiritual oppression, and a clear message of homeless having no right to exist.

And in of all places Chico California ?

Life on the Streets of Chico

"There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men."

Proverbs 30:14

Please meet Arturo, 96 years old, homeless.
"Life on the streets of Chico and Beyond"

"Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?"

James 2:5

Chico Peace and Justice Center

"On armed guards and impoverished citizens"

“Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?"

Isaiah 58:6-7

"Chico Community is Everyone - Right to Exist"