It's not the most flattering landmark in Sacramento, nonetheless, the capital city's burgeoning tent city will be featured on Oprah Winfrey's talk show on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on Channel 3 and again at 9 p.m. on channel 58. The show is about the recession and homelessness; part of it was filmed in Sacramento. Below, you can read what Joan Burke, director of advocacy at Loaves & Fishes, had to say about the program.
Dear Friend of Loaves & Fishes,
Watch the Oprah Show at this Wednesday, February 25! It's about the recession and homelessness and was filmed at Loaves & Fishes,
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The Oprah Winfrey Show asked Loaves & Fishes if they could interview one of the homeless mothers at Maryhouse. Favor Whitesides, a very devoted mother of three bright and beautiful children, agreed to share her story. Oprah Correspondent Lisa Ling, Sister Libby and I also visited the large tent city in
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Correspondent Lisa Ling brings us the new faces of the recession. The desperate search for work, a hot meal, a place to sleep. Meet families who are struggling every day to get by.
The spiraling economy and the foreclosure crisis are causing an increasing number of middle-class Americans to suffer. On today's show, Lisa Ling investigates the emergence of tent cities--makeshift temporary shelters set up by people who simply have nowhere else to go. Our cameras follow a family that went from living in a condo and driving a
We believe, in the words of Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, that sunshine is the best disinfectant. We hope that those who see this show and its sad and shocking depiction of the pain of homelessness will be motivated to both seek solutions and to help the families and individuals who are homeless now. We will have a special page set up on Loaves & Fishes website by Wednesday for those who wish to help: www.sacloaves.org