Rural American Homelessness (Video)


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A homeless camp of tents and tarps, of broken men and women, has more than doubled in size since the spring on the outskirts of downtown.

The camp clings to a bend in the Kalamazoo River, just off East Michigan Avenue.

Every day, strangers pull up with whatever the homeless need to survive — food, coats, firewood.

With the coldest air of winter coming, the needs will be even greater.

Sue Roebuck is one of the camp’s newest residents, a good neighbor who keeps a tidy tent. She especially appreciates the donated porta-johns and the trash service.

She moved here two weeks ago, she said, from the YWCA.

Roebuck likes her place — a four-person tent covered with a silver tarp. She plans to pitch that tent inside an eight-person tent.

“I’m hoping it will help keep me warmer,” she said. “‘Cause I am cold all the time.”  read more…

As Kalamazoo homeless camp grows, so do its needs


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