Tents For The Homeless Happy New Year!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Uptown Tent City Tents For The Homeless GoFundMe Campaign has taken off like a rocket. Serious impact has been started in the Wilson, Lawrence, and Foster viaducts. No exaggeration, your donations can save lives and reduce suffering in a major way.

The first batch of 14 tents & 30 tarps has been delivered and installed to some very grateful people. Many of the tents have a tarp underneath and another wrapped around with clips to battle the cold winds.

We also passed out snow shovels, brooms, blankets and hand warmers. Other fantastic volunteers brought food, supplies and other warmth items.

This is what a real community does.

This is a real epidemic. There is much more to do. New people show up constantly. Tents wear out and break, supplies are used up. It’s not called sleeping rough for nothing… The need is non-ending.

Any amount you can help with, $5 or $100 or $1000, will be greatly appreciated. If you have items you would like to drop off in person or have any questions, please reach out to us here or even better on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/UptownTentCity/

Please share the Tents For The Homeless GoFundMe everywhere you can and donate here:

Update – There is a newer GoFundMe:
https://www.gofundme.com/UTC-tents-for-the-homeless-2016-17

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Tents for the Homeless GoFundMe Campaign

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Click here or on the sidebar to donate:
https://www.gofundme.com/utctents

Update – There is a newer GoFundMe:
https://www.gofundme.com/UTC-tents-for-the-homeless-2016-17

Uptown Tent City, a small group of local homelessness advocates need your help for the homeless people that live under the Wilson, Lawrence, and Foster Viaducts of Lake Shore Drive, and in the nearby parks along the lakefront in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood.

These folks need tents as a short-term defense against the elements, until they can get permanent affordable housing. They also need good quality socks, personal (especially feminine) hygiene products, tarps, handwarmers, and blankets.

We need funds now! Winter was late getting here, but it hit with a vengeance on Monday December 28, and the wind and sleet really tore up quite a few of the tents, soaking the few personal belongings they have, and putting them in danger of hypothermia. There are also some new arrivals that don’t have tents at all.

We’ve spent personal money on tents and socks, helped some of them move their stuff to storage, and given rides to appointments, but our personal funds can’t keep up with the needs. So we would be so grateful to be able to go to the store and buy tents and socks and mats and whatnot for our friends, to help them survive until they can get permanent affordable housing. We can’t do it alone, and this is a way that YOU can help.

Please share the Tents For The Homeless GoFundMe everywhere you can and donate here:

Update – There is a newer GoFundMe:
https://www.gofundme.com/UTC-tents-for-the-homeless-2016-17

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Hands Off The Homeless! Take the fight to CAPPLEMAN’s Home!

Join Facebook Event!
https://www.facebook.com/events/740601752711979

As part of an apparent campaign to drive homeless people out of Uptown, Chicago Police have escalated their campaign of intimidation and harassment, threatening arrests and giving out bogus tickets to people who obviously cannot afford to pay.

But residents and community allies are fighting back. Since police and Alderman Cappleman have brought these issues to where the homeless and most vulnerable sleep, we have decided to bring it back to where Alderman Cappleman sleeps.

Join us for a rally and march through the neighborhood to the alderman’s residence. We will meet to rally at Wilson and Marine, then march to Kenmore and Lawrence where Ald. Cappleman has the luxury to sleep every night as he goes after those who do not.

The illegal police harassment of Uptown’s homeless is part of a larger coordinated effort pushed by the alderman to eradicate them from the neighborhood in the interests of real estate and personal profit.

The brutal irony is that Cappleman himself has promoted much of this homelessness:

**By voting to close 1/2 of the city’s mental health clinics

**By promoting the closure of several low-cost housing options in the ward for those who are at risk of being homeless.

**By voting to use of public money (TIF funds) to subsidize commercial and residential developments for the wealthy rather those in most need.

**By voting to sell off public assets, like the Stewart School, for luxury developments.

**By harassing existing social service providers in the ward, such as trying to shut down the Salvation Army food trucks feeding the poor

As Alderman, Cappleman could speak out and demand that the resources currently wasted on illegal police harassment to cease, and instead put those resources towards low income housing and other urgently needed services.

Since he has failed to do so, we are taking that message to his doorstep —

5:30 PM, meet & rally @ Wilson Ave & Marine Drive, then MARCH!

Uptown Chicago Cops LIE ABOUT THE LAW

November 1, 2015

Cops LIE ABOUT THE LAW last night to harass homeless in Uptown. We cite the ordinances they do, and show how they lie.

Watch, share and PROTEST that Chicago Police are trying to drive the homeless out of Uptown to pave the way for gentrification!

We need resources for housing the homeless, NOT for cops who violate our rights!

Help stop Alderman 1% Cappleman & Rahm Emanuel’s war on the poor. Help stop the unconstitutional criminalization of people experiencing homelessness, join the Uptown Tent City protest movement:

http://UptownTentCity.com
https://twitter.com/UptownTentCity
https://www.facebook.com/UptownTentCity

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