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Sign of the Times in Pensacola

Pensacola, with its mild climate, attracts a lot of the nation’s homeless. In an area with high unemployment and where the housing crisis has wreaked havok with the economy, people still find it in their hearts to be generous and compassionate.

There are united efforts to clothe and feed the homeless, and efforts to help them get off the street – if they want to get off the streets, and a lot of them don’t.

I wonder what funds Krispy Kreme gives – bus tickets home? A donut and a cup of coffee? Help with a mortgage payment? I thought it might give a glimmer of hope to someone down and out.

July 20, 2011 - Posted by | Charity, Civility, Communication, Community, Cultural, Living Conditions, Pensacola


  1. Maybe they are offering a job.

    Comment by suwanneerefugee | July 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hadn’t thought of that . . . interesting idea.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 21, 2011 | Reply

  3. It is nice to see others outside of the government doing something to help. I was reading the other day that the church was involved in social efforts to improve society before the Great Depression when the church could no longer handle the great needs. It would be nice to see the church take charge of these efforts again and help relieve the government of those responsibilities.

    Comment by Loan Star | July 28, 2011 | Reply

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