DuPage P.A.D.S.

I've volunteered at a local overnight homeless shelter for the past several years. The 3:00 am shift is pretty early, but it is also the only time where the "I can't -- I have a thing going on" excuse doesn't work.

I don't have an agenda here about why people are homeless and to what extent people and our government ignore homelessness.
I just wish there would be less and less homelessness until there wasn't any at all.

Ole Anthony, president of the Trinity Foundation, a public, nonprofit religious charity and publisher of "The Wittenburg Door", "the world's pretty much only religious satire magazine", had a proposal last year. He said:
  • Nationally, there are more than 1.3 million churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other nonprofit organizations, most of which have "meeting human need" in their charters. Donations to them are tax deductible. And, at any given time, there are about 600,000 homeless people, most of them in big cities.
He says more too. But you can do the math and see where he's heading, right?

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