Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Champion For The Homeless

It looks like we have a mini-Mother Teresa from Phily. The NBC Nightly News reports:

PHILADELPHIA - If you think one person can't really make a difference, just watch the nun who won't take “no” for an answer. Her name is Sister Mary. Twenty years ago, Sister Mary Scullion decided to find everyone living on the streets of Philadelphia a home.

“We can't walk by people on the street and think that's OK,” she says. “It’s not OK. It degrades me as well as the person who's on the street.”

In fact, Project H.O.M.E., the organization she founded, has found shelter for thousands and helped reduce the city's chronic homeless population by half.

“She's unusually genuine,” says Robert Hess, Philadelphia's deputy managing director for special needs housing. “She's the real deal. She's the person who, when you look in the mirror, you want to see.”


It's nice to hear stories like this one. It reminds me of Mother Teresa and her care for the homeless.


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