Homeless Memorial Guestbook

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Homeless Memorial and sign the guestbook. I hope the visit has made you more aware of the homeless problem and that you are motivated to work for change. People are dying! Let's stop this travesty!

09/04/00 20:57:31
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Carolyn Wilson
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3 ways to create housing:
Just do it!
3 ways to end homelessness:
Uniting and fighting!

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In 1997 me and my son lost our home and found ourselves living in a shelter. From August 1997 to November 1998 we remained homeless unable to get out of our dilemma. Finally I was forced to leave my home (Toronto) to search for Housing in Kingston. The horrors and abuses of being homeless for over a year still plague me.... My experiences have transformed me and I advocate as much as possible for the (hopefully) prevention of homelessness. I am currently in the process of attempting to develop an Association here in Kingston to help thwart evictions. I would be pleased to join forces with your Committee and work together on these issues. Please feel free to e-mail at anytime.


07/17/00 00:15:41
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Jack Layton
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know homeless people who have died?:
Many

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Keep up this important work, Bonnie. Many thanks. Jack


06/20/00 16:42:06
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Diane Smele
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3 ways to create housing:
create more affordable housing, rent control, 1%
know homeless people who have died?:
No, but I have heard of many
3 ways to end homelessness:
more support for families in crisis, no more cutbacks to spending on public programs and reintroduce funding to help those that desperately need it

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You have many supporters. I am glad you have spoken about these attrocities.


03/09/00 14:32:41
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Donald Plourde
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God bless you people


03/07/00 17:47:57
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Angel C.
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3 ways to create housing:
1. Stop building condos and houses, build affordable apartment buildings. 2. More programs for people without kids. 3. Educate communities about the problem AKA- all homeless people are NOT losers whknow homeless people who have died?
know homeless people who have died?:
Dave English was hit by a train in Palatine, IL in 1995. In Wheaton, IL, 1999. a homeless man named Lester died of kidney failure, and another woman died of old age.
3 ways to end homelessness:
Just focus on the people. Ask them what they need.

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I used to be homeless. Technically I still am. but I got a place to stay temporarily, and I have a job. I am 20 years old, and was a street kid until I outgrew the label. Now I'm just a street person, I guess. Please go see my web page, it is about homele sness and other social issues, as seen from the view point of a person whos experienced them.


02/09/00 17:37:32
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Pamela Nir
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know homeless people who have died?:
no

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I am a new social worker very interested in the area of homelessness. I am looking at many sites on the internet to learn all I can, and found your site to be a good resource to know what is going on and what groups are active. My only comment is that th march on June 15 does not say the year. Is this coming up in 2000, or did it already take place? I am interested in getting involved.


02/03/00 06:37:16
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Tammy
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3 ways to create housing:
use vacate buildings. create a low housing fund thru goverment wage deductions,make housing more affordable.
know homeless people who have died?:
yes. My Ex-Husband was found dead in wooded area of Tampa 12/17/99
3 ways to end homelessness:
better wages. Better Education AND LOTS OF LOVE, SHOWING COMPASSION, CARING,AND SHARING

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HOW ARE PEOPLE SUPPOSE TO LIVE IN TODAYS SOCIETY WHEN THE AVERAGE PERSON IS ONLY MAKING $5.00-$6.00 AN HOUR WHEN IT COSTS THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD A WAGE OF $12.00 AN HOUR TO SURVIVE? WE NEED TO CUT THE GOVERMENTS WAGES AND INCREASE HOURLY WAGES. WE NEED TO STOP DOWNSIZING COMPANIES THAT THE EMPLOYEES SPENT YEARS GOING TO SCHOOL TO GET THE EDUCATION AND FIND OUT IT WAS A WASTE OF THEIR TIME BECAUSE THE EMPLOYER BECAME GREEDY. THE RICH NEED TO LEARN THEY CAN'T TAKE IT WITH THEM WHEN GOD CALLS THEM OME. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A U-HAUL BEING PULLED BY A HEARSE? PLEASE JUST A FEW CENTS A DAY COULD MEAN THE WORLD TO A HOMELESS PERSON. NOBODY REALLY WANTS TO BE HOME LESS WOULD YOU? ONE PERSON DOESN"T WIN THE GAME IT TAKES A WHOLE TEAM. MAY YOU WALK WITH GODS ANGELS DOWN LIFE'S DUSTY HIGHWAY. PLEASE VISIT OUR SITE! http://helpforthehomeless.homestead.com/homeless.html


01/16/00 17:45:50
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michael joseph
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3 ways to create housing:
sensitize to population
know homeless people who have died?:
no
3 ways to end homelessness:
keep sensitizing the population

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Because the names of the homeless victims who died are no always available, dramatize the visuals and tell it aa a story with ficticiously named characters, even though the potrayal may coincide with the factual account. I would like to be involved in a p oduction of this nature.


01/04/00 21:01:49
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William Tinker
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3 ways to create housing:
request state turn over abondoned building for homeless use,federal government has idle property ask to use;squat if you must but get out of the elements
know homeless people who have died?:
Yes I personally have know six of my friends and homeless brothersa and sisters whom have died from their shelter less living
3 ways to end homelessness:
I have mailed an action plan that could and should have been implimented by politicians all over North America,but they seem to think their suits are more intelligent than us that have lived in and earn d the jacket homeless

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I really appreciated your site and wish I could be so talented But I guess I will have to praise yours and others ..But the main thing is we are all in this fight to save human life not to see it destroyed by apathy or compassionate liars! "A Brother in Strife And In Peace" Bill Tinker


11/30/99 23:13:30
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uncle scam
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3 ways to create housing:
build it/squat it/accept it
know homeless people who have died?:
yes
3 ways to end homelessness:
be at home where you are

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sorry, i see individuals in crisis, not a crisis of general homelessness. shut the shelters and start educating. homeless folk should sleep in public buildings that we all own. our taxes built em and for most of the 24 hour days they're heated and empty.


11/13/99 14:34:50
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Jaroslav Knezevic
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know homeless people who have died?:
Ana Kumar, Lojze Metelko, Dragan Ban, Joze Mihelic, Mike ..., Joze ...
3 ways to end homelessness:
1) to live simple, without luxery 2) to love everybody, especialy helpless and poor 3) to pray

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08/16/99 07:13:59
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Barbara
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know homeless people who have died?:
Yes

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Please help me. I'm looking for a homeless vietnam vet named Rick Sprung. If anyone out there knows where he is, please give him this message: "Rick, please email me.It's urgent.Signed, Barbara(SC 1990)


07/23/99 04:08:04
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Mandy Barclay
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know homeless people who have died?:
I don't know any homless people that have died but if I ever see them I always say hello and offer them a couple of dollars to buy something to eat
3 ways to end homelessness:
1.instead of spending so much moey on unimportant thing like advertising etc we could use it to build communal houses for these sort of people

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I feel that to be homeless would be the worst feeling in the world people treating you like dirt not many people seem to care teenagers today are more worried about the new movies and shit like that but if we all started to worry about the things that really matter this world would be a better place.


03/20/99 16:06:18
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ROSE
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3 ways to create housing:
adequate funding as a priority for the following, using existing facilities(i.e. armories,etc.), establishing further subsidized housing to assist low income families to find adequate housing provisioknow homeless people who have died?
know homeless people who have died?:
no
3 ways to end homelessness:
creation of jobs and opportunities for those out of work and searching for an opportunity to work, investment of time and money to address the core concerns of those that are homeless, with adequate hou ing and health care provisions enable through education to teach people preventative measures to better healthcare and also awareness of available resources in their surrounding community

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12/10/98 20:51:29
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Mike Crawford
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3 ways to create housing:
tax breaks for rental construction, involve homeless in renovating existing abandoned housing stock, increase government and private sector commitments
know homeless people who have died?:
J.J., Jimbo, Delores, Gertrude, Al, Raccoon, Sue, Eddie, Jedi, Marshal, ad infinitum
3 ways to end homelessness:
sustainable income/employment, life skills development and supports, people giving a damn!!!

Comments:
Homelessness has become one of the most important issues of our time in Canada. Historically nations that have failed to care for the most vulnerable members of their society have failed and been overrun or overthrown. Canada has no excuse for the unacc ptable levels of poverty and greed that we are currently witnessing other than that of ignorance on the part of the voting public. A massive education intiative needs to be developed that will inform people (voters) about the dangers of allowing the gove nments' callous attacks on the poor to continue. History has a way of repeating itself.


06/14/98 01:45:13
Name:
The Editor
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3 ways to create housing:
the best way is to open your heart
know homeless people who have died?:
not that I know of
3 ways to end homelessness:
as above

Comments:
Buy those gift coupon booklets from MacDonalds and Burger King (the coupons good for free meals and items) and hand those out to homeless folks you meet.


05/28/98 23:47:02
Name:
PHILLIP DUFRESNE
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know homeless people who have died?:
NO

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I THINK THAT THE WEB PAGE HAS ALOT OF POTENTIAL. IT HAS THE ABILITY TO PRESENT VAST AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION WHICH WILL HELP PEOPLE TO BE MORE UNDERSTANDING OF HOMELESS ISSUES.


03/25/98 01:13:18
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Sue Hutton
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3 ways to create housing:
squat, eradicate the prison system and utilise those funds, demonstrate
know homeless people who have died?:
Yes.
3 ways to end homelessness:
Demonstrate, educate, teach compassion

Comments:
Awesome site. We live in Kensington Market, where an elderly man died last winter living outdoors next to us. We spent as much time with him as we could, and were sad to see him go so silently. Your site will help remember people like him. Thanks, and kee up the good work. Sue


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