Community Walk 10/27/12

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Sheida Vaez

Baltimore, MD

#1 Oct 18, 2012

Did you know that 12,000 people in the Washington Metropolitan Area are homeless? 40% are families and one in four is a child.

Wanna help? Walk with us!

Samaritan Inns annual Help the Homeless Community Walk will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10 AM-2 PM. This will be a short walk in the Columbia Heights/14th Street neighborhood, beginning and ending at Samaritan Innsí main office at 2523 14th Street, NW. We expect to have over 100 walkers registered by the day of the Community Walk, and at the conclusion of the Community Walk Samaritan Inns will provide food and refreshments donated by local merchants.

For over 27 years, Samaritan Inns has successfully addressed the issues of homelessness and addiction in our nationís capitol through our innovative recovery and housing programs. In our history we have served over 12,000 recovering men and women. Along with directly serving this population, we are advocates of addiction education and homelessness prevention, and would like the community to join us in our goal of making a difference in the Nationís Capitol.

Here are the event details:

What: Help the Homeless Community Walk

When: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Where: Samaritan Inns 2523 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009

Time: 10am walk begins, lunch provided after

Registration:$20 for Youths (under age 25),$30 for Adults and $35 Virtual Walkers

All proceeds raised will go directly toward serving Samaritan Innsí programs, and your support would be greatly appreciated!

For more information, please go to: and

Princeton, WV

#2 Oct 24, 2012
Whatís worse, the money that was given to the bankers is the money now being taken from the poorest in society, guaranteeing a rise in poverty, debt and inequality. Nearly £7 billion will be paid out in bank bonuses this year. This sum is more than the first wave of public spending cuts. We are not all in this together because itís us who will pay if education, health, housing, libraries, woodland and much, much more, disappears from our lives.

Whoís telling us we must make these cuts? A government led by a cabinet of millionaires, in bed with the bankers, which is now pulling off an audacious con-trick in front of our eyes.

This is how their story goes. The crisis was caused by a bloated public sector. We binged away all our money on luxuries like healthcare and free education and council services, care for the elderly, for people with disabilities, school sports and free school meals for children living in poverty. Now the country is bankrupt and we must repent, detox, cut back. We have to relinquish our welfare state to appease the circling money men. Welcome to the Age of Austerity but donít worry because we are all in this together.

We say Ė donít believe their lies. This is their crisis, but there is no austerity for the bankers.

Princeton, WV

#3 Oct 24, 2012
2010 Census Bureau estimate[update], the population of the Washington Metropolitan Area was estimated to be 5,582,170 (+16.39%), making it the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country

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