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Homeless awareness campaign takes place at River Park Square mall

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SPOKANE, Wash. -  The fight against homeless found its way to River Park Square Friday, when a half-dozen agencies from around Spokane set up booths to spread awareness. “We are not to be afraid of the homeless,” Laurie Willson said. Willson works with the Union Gospel Mission, and has helped countless homeless people in Spokane.

They were spreading the word by asking passerby's to lend a hand by leaving a paint handprint on a giant sign built for the campaign. “We want to get people off the street,” Willson said. One man Union Gospel helped off the street is Ryan Brown. Brown was downtown today, helping to spread the message. To him, it's about awareness.
“They don't just need a sandwich,” Brown said. “They need people to see them, and see value in them, because that's what brought me out. Everyone has a purpose but not everyone has a home.”

You can find out more about Union Gospel Mission at uniongospelmission.org

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