It’s World Homeless Day!

Today is the 2nd Annual World Homeless Day/World Homeless Action Day.  We’re really proud of what we’ve accomplished.

(Please consider using the hashtag #morethanwords today on Twitter to help get WHAD trending.)

As a co-founder, it’s weird (and cool!) to see how far the day has spread and the ingeniously creative ways so many homeless services organizations are taking the concept and running with it, along with the endorsement of celebs such as Crystal Bowersox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells, and John Mellencamp (for his second year in a row – much thanks for his support!)  Check out some of the coverage and participation WHAD is getting (will be adding here throughout the day):

 

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/10/protesters_to_take_over_vacant.php

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/sharewheel-in-seattle-clo_n_1004081.html

http://beta.local.yahoo.com/advocates-homeless-community-occupy-vacant-buildings-san-francisco-kron4?woeid=2487956

http://reddingvoice.com/2011/10/10/world-homeless-day-101011/

http://www.toledoblade.com/Editorials/2011/10/09/Eye-on-poverty.html

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/barnsley/more_homeless_people_in_city_1_3842721

http://www.homeless.org.uk/news/time-bridge-gap-in-mental-health-support-homeless

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/riverside/riverside-headlines-index/20111006-riverside-homeless-documentary-showing-sunday.ece

http://paper.li/UK_Housing

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/homeless-numbers-on-the-rise-says-charity-523744.html

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20111009/NEWS01/110090321/Activists-camp-out-help-homeless?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/10/10/Hundreds-walk-for-unhoused.html

http://www.news.com.au/grant-to-feed-the-states-hungry/story-e6frea83-1226162486128

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2011/10/08/volusias-homeless-housing-bursting-at-seams-1.html

http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2011/October/world_homeless_action_day.html

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=18&articleid=20111008_11_A13_CUTLIN641701

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/tempe/article_d442dedc-f05a-11e0-b9c5-001cc4c03286.html

http://www.thecoastalsource.com/news/local/story/New-Hydrahope-Bottled-Water-Sales-Supports-Homeles/EG0ZZ4-ep0Sd63mg6KVB9g.cspx?rss=1669

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/1010/breaking45.html

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/grant-to-feed-the-states-hungry/story-e6frea83-1226162486128

http://www.wired-gov.net/wg/wg-news-1.nsf/0/32F3A7BC61C3E4F480257925004F40E6?OpenDocument

http://www.q102.ie/news/news-item.aspx?ID=4440162f-8b0a-44c4-915c-ecd60fd600bd

http://www.98fm.com/2011/category-news-sport/homeless-charity-seeks-long-term-help/

http://www.midlandsradio.fm/news_detail.aspx?footer=1&news_id=12936

http://getsmartnews.com/news/235104

http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/j-events-monthly/icalrepeat.detail/2011/10/10/412/-/bcha-world-homeless-day-

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/10/18692939.php

http://whatcanidocampaign.org/without-a-home-worl-homeless-day/

http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=131433988&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10212

http://www.familypromisegv.org/world-homeless-day/

http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=560336

http://planetatheism.com/http://theradula.blogspot.com/2011/10/quick-updates.html

http://www.wtoc.com/story/15659279/homeless-group-launches-bottled-water-brand

http://www.newstalk.ie/2011/programmes/all-programmes/lunchtime/the-lunchtime-bite-49/

http://www.demotiximages.com/news/867485/right-2-dream-too-opens-space-portlanders-world-homeless-day

http://chicagocares.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/thinking-outside-the-cardboard-box-world-homeless-day/

http://sfappeal.com/news/2011/10/homes-not-jails-to-demonstrate-at-civic-center-take-over-ten-vacant-properties-across-sf.php

http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Less+fortunate+Calgarians+give+thanks+turkey+dinners/5528858/story.html

http://sfist.com/2011/10/10/occupysf_and_homes_not_jails_team_u.php

http://lakecity.komonews.com/news/people/677457-300-homeless-out-streets-seattle-shelters-forced-close

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/10/homeless-advocates-occupy-vacant-buildings-san-francisco

http://www.kron4.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=2101

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790724/posts

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/nonprofit_right_2_dream_too_se.html

http://seattlest.com/2011/10/10/its_world_homeless_action_day_sleep.php

http://www.wistv.com/story/15660693/homelessness-and-hunger-on-the-rise

http://venice.patch.com/events/world-homeless-day-parade

http://www.kpho.com/story/15661237/concert-at-tempe-beach-park-benefits-homeless

http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_homeles_1011.1ec478b72.html

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20111010/GETPUBLISHED/110100338/Rescue-Mission-Marks-World-Homeless-Day-with-Launch-of-Business-Angel-Progm?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Prep%20Sports|s

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/what-made-an-accountant-dedicate-his-life-to-documenting-the-plight-of-the-homeless-2365968.html

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/walking_tours_led_by_homeless_guides_discover_london_from_an_alternative_perspective_1_1084625

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/10/11/20111011tempe-concert-starts-effort-help-homeless.html

http://www.capetownpartnership.co.za/homeless-require-inclusive-solution/

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8386451

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Homeless-stage-sleep-out-outside-Gates-Foundation-building-131516328.html

http://lesbonner.mycouncillor.org.uk/2011/10/11/julian-huppert-marks-homeless-day-by-tackling-government-on-the-issue/

http://houselessness.org/?p=179

http://stjohnsource.com/content/news/local-news/2011/10/11/first-lady-launches-tiny-tokens-hope

http://current.com/news-and-politics/93488660_homeless-advocates-occupy-san-francisco-buildings-in-mass-squatting-effort.htm

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19089272

http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2011-10/empty-sf-hotels-occupied-in-world-homeless-day-protest

http://www.ballinaadvocate.com.au/story/2011/10/12/home-sweet-home/

http://greensteinmcdonald.com/blogwp/2011/10/unwanted-mcmansions-make-them-affordable-housing/

http://angels.ocregister.com/2011/10/12/vernon-wells-comes-to-the-plate-for-homeless/101193/

http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/opinion/editorials/stories/DRC_Editoral_1012.1f33c248f.html

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/9299564.Tournament_tackles_homeless_stigma/

 

Comments

  1. markm8128 says:

    I am creating a page which documents the many brutal
    homeless camp closings in California:

    California Homelessness Reporter
    http://www.california-homelessness-reporter.org/sample-page/homelessness-camp-evictions/

    Please let me know if you hear of any more!

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