Tent City: Tragedy Turned Triumph
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Controversy surrounded Charleston, WV after Mayor Danny Jones ordered Tent City to be dismantled on the coldest day of the year; several members of the community took measures to help the local encampment residents. Kshir, Roberts and Tornerup penned several heart felt chapters and poems based off several Tent City residents personal experiences and those of Andrew Palmer, the creator of "West Virginia's Most Wanted" and local man who was once homeless himself, who helped local encampment residents get off the streets and into The House of Hope. The book features several guest writers; Rev. Darick J. Biondi and Papa Don; and poet (Warren Van Gaasbeck) who share their opinions, views and personal bouts with helping the homeless.
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Feb 25, 2016Excellent inside look at what happened during this incident. I would suggest EVERYONE read this book, many things can be learned from it. My hat is off to Donna Kshir and her team of writers and editors, they didn't just do this for her friend, they did this with a passion, and I truly appreciate them. All the individual stories in the book gives you a multifaceted look at their lives and how they felt about where they were in life, as for me...God told me to GO that day, and I couldn't have sat still of I wanted to, I'm grateful and this whole journey has been a blessing. Tent City is gone, but the folks still remain, we hope they will grow towards complete reintegration into "society" as they tap into resources, find employment, etc. We never expected everyone of them to accept the help we offered, but our hope is that they will all take something positive from the destruction of their homes and their lives that were turned upside down. After all this in the book, there in... More > the House of Hope, a transition house for homeless folks transitioning back into society, and we welcome 7 of the tent city victims as the first participants. As they hopefully grow through it, others will also be able to participate.< Less
Feb 25, 2016This book looks deep into the homeless crisis in Charleston, West Virginia. The books tells the aftermath when mayor Danny Jones ordered Tent City to be dismantled on the coldest day of the year. The book invites the reader to join the community in their journey through various short stories through personal experiences of becoming homeless, living in Tent City, personal heartache, tragedy, loss and assisting those in need. The book features several guest writers (Terry Rink, Rev. Darick J. Biondi & Papa Don) and poets (Warren Van Gaasbeck). Each writer's point of view held my interest from the first to the last page. Well done!
Feb 25, 2016This book looks deep into the homeless crisis in Charleston, West Virginia. The books tells the aftermath when mayor Danny Jones ordered Tent City to be dismantled on the coldest day of the year. The book invites the reader to join the community in their journey through various short stories through personal experiences of becoming homeless, living in Tent City, personal heartache, tragedy, loss and assisting those in need. The book features several guest writers (Terry Rink, Rev. Darick J. Biondi & Papa Don) and poets (Warren Van Gaasbeck).
Feb 25, 2016SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE HOMELESS by Vickie Walker !! RATING: 5 STARS This book brings awareness to our Homeless situation and how critical it has become. It can help you understand how and why so many people become Homeless. The focus is on Tent City after the Mayor had it dismantled on the coldest day of the year but our Homeless problem surpasses Tent City by the 100's! Yes I said 100's of our citizens are homeless! The Tent City/House of Hope Project is a new beginning not just for the displaced Tent City residents but every Homeless Man, Woman and Child in our community! We must make changes! We have to come together as a community and work to help every Homeless person we can even if it's one person at a time. There will be those we can't help but even if they choose to remain Homeless we must still have compassion for them. Help feed and clothe them. Pray for them and love them because we are all God's children and He wants us to love one another. Open your eyes and your heart to... More > a very real and critical problem in our society and in our very own City. Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can help and change someone's life. SOURCE- facebook.com/vcwalker/posts/10205860860300691< Less
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- Donna Kshir, Lee Roberts and Laurie Smith-Tornerup (Standard Copyright License)
- Northern Books
- February 23, 2016
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.47 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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