the poor and economic opportunity dwindles

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Where do we begin to reclaim our city? Maybe we start with the trashed flowerpot in front of Macy’s, the gum spots all over our streets or the camped-out teenagers; we begin with the little things. Maybe our broken hearts will lead us to the sadness of those broken lives with nowhere to turn.

Seattle has succeeded in growing some of the greatest companies in the history of the world. We now need that same passion and creativity to rebuild our community. We are up to the task. This is what great cities do.

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Dec 17-18 Call to Action…Operation:WelcomeOneHome

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ATTENTION:

We are proud to announce our participation in a community wide
Call to Action…Operation:WelcomeOneHome… to reach our goal of a community where if a Veteran experiences homelessness it is rare, brief and only one time within Seattle/King County by December 31, 2015.

We hope that you will join us!
Seattle Stand Down 5

Premier project of One Less Mountain
December 17 & 18, 2015

Registration begins at 7AM

Services:
Thursday 8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM – 2PM

Seattle Central College
Mitchell Activity Center
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Tragically, fear may lead to resentment of the poor and the helpless

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Seattle is a broken city right now. We are on the tipping point of losing our vibrant downtown. This is not what great cities do.

As my wife and I walk the streets from our new home, we spot the drug deals in the shadows of reeking alleys. We see the vacant eyes of the mentally disturbed, helpless folks dumped on our streets. We see the ravages of addiction sprawled on our sidewalks.

We navigate our way uncomfortably among teenagers who occupy Westlake Park, hanging out with their pit bulls, backpacks and skateboards, lately with their babies, freely smoking their now-legal marijuana. With utter dismay we read the stories of random violence.

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