[Hpn] Future Changes @ North American Homeless News Network (NAHNN)

Morgan W. Brown norsehorse@hotmail.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:18:18 -0400

On Monday (September 17, 2001) I received an e-mail from Dale Crabtree (of 
Wheeler Mission Ministries (WMM) <http://www.wmm.org> in Indianapolis, 
Indiana) inviting me to "take over" the North American Homeless News Network 
(NAHNN) <http://www.wmm.org/NAHNN/NAHNN> Web site.

The North American Homeless News Network, NAHNN, is an effort to collect 
news stories about the homeless in a central location.

NAHNN employs no reporters. Stories posted at the NAHNN are collected from 
internet news groups and from web sites posted by various organizations that 
have freely distributed the information.

After thinking it over for nearly 24 hours, before I responded back to Dale, 
I finally replied to say that I would as well as asking some follow-up 
questions about the transfer. Dale's response to my queries informed me that 
NAHNN will no longer be able to be hosted at the Wheeler Mission Ministries 
(WMM) Web site.

Dale informs me that NAHNN was started in more humble beginnings before 
being hosted at WMM.

I am grateful to Dale for beginning this venture and for inviting me to take 
on the responsibility of continuing and growing the NAHNN Web site. I 
equally am grateful to WMM for allowing the NAHNN to be hosted at their Web 
site during the period of its beginning first year-(plus) in which it was 
available there.

For the time being, possibly several weeks if need be, NAHNN will be dormant 
until I can accomplish the work and pull together the resources needed to 
get the NAHNN up and running at a new location.

NAHNN may be changing hands, but it will not otherwise change from what it 
current format, nature and mission was under Dale's watch.

While my short range plans and goals for the NAHNN is to get it up and 
running at a new location under my management, I also have some future plans 
and goals in mind to grow the site within what I understand the format, 
nature and mission with which the Web site was first begun. These, more 
long-term plans and goals, include creating an Online Resource Center 
(commonly referred to as a Web site's "Bookmarks" or "Links" section) 
regarding homelessness, affordable housing and what is termed these days as 
"community building".

As the responsibility for the NAHNN is being transferred to me, e-mail 
concerning the NAHNN should be sent to norsehorse@hotmail.com until I set up 
another e-mail account for the NAHNN.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Morgan <norsehorse@hotmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont USA

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