Homeless citizens prepare for winter

MSUM Advocate

By Zana Pommier
pommierza@mnstate.edu

You’ve probably walked past a person in ripped clothing, holding a sign and asking for money. Maybe you looked the other way, or maybe you dropped them a dollar or two. Either way, you probably didn’t think of it much afterwards.
But what if the entire homeless population of Fargo-Moorhead approached you, asking for your help?
What if that group consisted of hundreds of people?
The fact is that while you’re spending an evening inside watching Netflix, approximately 760 people in the same community as you are wondering where their next meal is coming from.
Several area shelters and churches help give homeless people a place to stay, including the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, which houses 10 male adults at one time.
“Many of the guys that come here are sleeping in their vehicles if they have one, doubled up with family and friends, or…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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