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Sacramento Tent City: The Second Great Depression?
by Dan Bacher
Friday Mar 6th, 2009 12:14 PM
Loaves & Fishes, the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee, Francis House and other groups have started a "Safe Ground" campaign to make the current situation of the homeless better, according to Joan Burke of Loaves and Fishes. The homeless camp that is portrayed in the linked photos is at nearly the same spot where a giant Hooverville was located during the great depression. The camp is growing by up to 50 people per day.
Dear Friend of Loaves & Fishes,

A photographer from Getty Images, Justin Sullivan, has done a photo essay on Sacramento's Tent City. The pictures are very concrete and specific; he juxtaposes them with Depression era photos of Sacramento homeless encampments. MSNC has the photos on their website : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29528182/displaymode/1107/s/2/

The Daily Mail in England also has a story today about the tent city using his photos: The credit crunch tent city which has returned to haunt America
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1159677/Pictured-The-credit-crunch-tent-city-returned-haunt-America.html

Loaves & Fishes, the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee, Francis House and others have started a "Safe Ground" campaign to make the current situation better. We will need your help and will let you know how to help shortly. We're also very interested in hearing from you about whatever solutions, big or small, you have considered.

Joan Burke
Director of Advocacy
Loaves & Fishes
P O Box 2161
Sacramento, CA 96812
(916) 446-0874
advocate4loaves [at] yahoo.com
http://www.SacLoaves.org