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  •  Occupy the Food Banks and Missions (3+ / 0-)
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    instead of the homeless coming to our camps - lets go to theirs.  Lets share our potlucks and our hope.  Might even get the plight of the homeless and jobless back into the conversation.

    They are us and we are them.

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

    by Damnit Janet on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 08:07:02 AM PST

    •  MM et al: help Detroit using Fransiscan model-- (1+ / 0-)
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      Meals on bicycle wheels: Franciscan friar feeds, clothes homeless

      The good friars lost their lease on their inner-city brick building when the building's new owners, with upscale profit motives, didn't care for the homeless entering it for the friar's services & aid.  So, the friars turned to pollution free method of delivering their services, food & goods to the poor & needy using tricycles rigged with hot & dry storage, clothing and food, and racks for their own CD albums and guitars.   And it saved them the $800,000 in lease payments as well.

      I guess you could call them Musical Roving Robing Hoods.  When not tending to the poor, lonely, homeless and hungry, they write music & sell their CDs. They'll pedal their trikes visiting suburban parishes for fund raising and volunteer support, peddling their CDs and songs as well.  The commonwealth aided by common wheeled friars...this is the sort of giving worth expanding and highlighting.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 12:21:52 PM PST

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      •  I'd love to (0+ / 0-)

        find a book about that as a gift for my husband as he does Meals on Two Wheels.  He delivers food to the needy via his bike ever Wed and every other Thu.  He's my hero. :)

        "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

        by Damnit Janet on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 06:54:20 PM PST

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      •  Doh -:) (0+ / 0-)

        I now see the link in your post.  Too soft lighting in the spot I'm at. :)  

        Thank you so much for that link and info!  

        "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

        by Damnit Janet on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 06:56:08 PM PST

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