This is another article that I wrote for The Projector, Red River College’s student newspaper, not for an assignment, but because I was interested in it. I took this story because poverty and homelessness is important to me. I grew up in a city where I see children on the streets asking for food or money. I grew up in a corrupt country, where there is a visible social divide.
I posted quotes from the story but the full article is here: Shelters provide for homeless during winter
“You can’t sleep outside at 40 below. You just can’t,” said Judy Richichi, director of communications for Siloam Mission. “It’s bitter, it’s cold, and it’s very lonely when you’re in those conditions.”
Published on December 3, 2012 – Volume 46, Number 8