Friday, April 25, 2014

Can't you smell that smell ?

 

It should be of no surprise to the dozens of Redding California County and City workers that make their way to the downtown Yuba Street post office every work day that Redding has ranked so low as a city in regard to its people and their well being.


I suppose one can easily turn their head and avoid the oozing stains of blatant disregard that mar the sidewalks, or avoid the looks of elderly homeless who have been beaten and rolled by juvenile homeless heroine addicts desperate for another fix.





Unable to visually turn your head , a question not so easy to avoid as you approach the post office must assault your senses to be sure.


Oooooh  that smell...




With Record Searchlight bloggers writing about the halcyon days of the long gone McColl's Dairy or whimsical songs of what's to love of Redding, one must as a question.


Can't you smell that smell?




From winter days of years past our chronic downtown homeless suffer from frost bite that has festered  into something far more insidious. Several of them now have to remove the insect offspring that ghoulishly feast and deposit on the open wounds of our city... and their bodies.

From these visual and olfactory horrors Global Homeless Day was born.   


Food , Tents, Sleeping bags and Tarps will be collected May 5th from 3 to 7 pm at Caldwell park. Just drive up and honk and someone will graciously accept your compassionate donations.


To be sure those homeless languishing  downtown may look City and County officials as well as downtown non profits managers in the eye as you pass by and wonder why you cant smell the putrid flesh and gangrene as well,



The smell of death that surrounds you...




Thursday, April 24, 2014

What are you doing for Global Homeless Day ?

 




Would you like to draw attention to the problems homeless and poor are suffering in your area and give homeless people a voice?

Would you like to help ?  What can Church’s, Schools, Youth groups, Businesses and others do ?

Promote your favorite non profit or charity or start your own grassroots  homeless charity day by volunteering and hosting  a Global Homeless Day 5/5/2014 event !

Help Homeless Families, Children Veterans and others with a Food, Tent, and Sleeping Bag Drive

Help Feed Homeless Pets


Get The Government Involved – Protest criminalization and police brutality against poor and homeless,  Homelessness is not a crime ! Rally !!


Use your Imagination ! Painting, Music, Photography, Poetry, Writing and blogging, Produce a Global Homeless Day YouTube Video !


Please join homeless, hunger, and poverty advocates and activists from around the world every May 5th as we  promote Global Homeless Day !


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