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Faith in humanity

December 9th 2010

A good story appeared in November, which reaffirms our faith in humanity: a homeless man in the US state of Arizona found a backpack continuing thousands of dollars in cash, and returned it to its owner.

Dave Talley, of Tempe, Arizona, found $3,300 in a bag behind a railway station. Homeless after losing his home through drug addiction several years ago, Mr Talley had been tempted to keep the cash, but told local broadcaster KNXV-TV that "not everyone on the streets is a criminal. Most of us have honour and integrity." Having used a local day centre to help him track down the owner of the backpack, student Bryan Belanger, it was returned. Mr Belanger, who had the cash to buy a car, told the local newspaper: "It really is a lesson to keep your faith in people."


December 2010



Redefining the homeless

Scotland's Housing Bill is now law

Homeless services funding under threat in London

Councils call for fairer funding

Disease hits Canada's homeless

Cut for revenge?

Pressure against squatters increases

Folding housing

Homeless checkout

£6m employment academy for homeless

Poncho continues

Santa on the street

Canadian police found guilty of misconduct to homeless

Bumfighter turns life around

Faith in humanity

Diners and guests donate

Channel 4 slammed over scenes of teenage heroin use

Escalating demand for beds in Aberdeen

UK Housing Minister looks to Scottish example with squatters

Housing Bill heralded as a victory

New initiative to fund homeless accommodation

Trump tightens grip on Aberdeenshire land

BCC deny charging homeless for B&B

As the mercury drops...

The Insatiable Moon

Pounding The Pavement(s)

Gatekeeping at BCC

Heroin 'drought' alert

Vocal critic

Bite the hand?

Street Shield 19: The answers!


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