Homelessness Workshop Opens a Larger Dialogue

Editors Note:    Although this story is local to northern California, the issues are so widespread and important, they’re relevant to just about every community. Perhaps there’s useful information that can benefit yours.

Homeless man

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, in 2014. 578,424 people were homeless in our country. Almost 136,000 of those were children under 18.

Some cities have taken on homelessness and are being successful. Over the past five years, Fresno has reduced homelessness by 50 percent. Over the past 10 years, Salt Lake City has seen homelessness drop sigsignificantly. It recently announced it had successfully ended chronic veteran homelessness as well.

Redding (California) Councilwoman Kristen Schreder is passionate about finding real solutions to homelessness. On Thursday, July 16th, around 60 participants attended a workshop she hosted to brainstorm ideas that could provide answers and a clear path towards reducing our homeless population. Continue reading

Recology employees give to support disaster relief

Recology logoIn this season of giving, there are a myriad of worthwhile causes to choose from. Disaster relief has to shoulder in to the middle of the pack. It’s got to be tough to choose who to give to this year.

Employees at Recology, the nation’s leading recycling company, stepped up last week to support the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan. One of the most powerful hurricanes on record, this mega-storm left a wide swath of ruin, homelessness, and human despair.

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