Re: Amsterdam homeless (Bonnie's reply FWD)

Tom Boland (
Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:01:49 -0800 (PST)

FWD post from Bonnie Briggs that bounced:

>AMSTERDAM, Nov 11, 1997 - They say that anyone can lose their home,
>but most people cannot imagine what it's like to live on the streets.
>Dutch voluntary organisation Voila wants to put that right, offering
>curious people a glimpse into the lives of Amsterdam's homeless for
>45 guilders ($23) a turn. (snip of long article forwarded by Tom>

Hi Tom,
  Thanks for forwarding this post. I think it is a great idea. I have
often challenged politicians to go out on the street for a month to see
what homelessness is like. We should have something like this in
Toronto. I'm going to forward this to some friends of mine. I think
they'll like it too. If we had a program like this, I bet we wouldn't
have 50,000 homeless on the streets of Toronto. Keep up the fight, Tom.
We're all out there with you.

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