Moved by Islanders’ attitudes to Tent City

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  • Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:09pm
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Moved by Islanders’ attitudes to Tent City

Though I was not able to attend the City Council on Aug. 18, I watched the entire session on TV. I was deeply moved by the many supportive comments by our local residents and the appreciative attitudes shown by Tent City residents.

My husband, Rev. Bud Palmberg, happened to be walking the streets of Seattle at the time on behalf of Operation Nightwatch, a ministry he founded in 1968. He has always said that the problems can be the same for those behind closed doors of highly mortgaged Mercer Island homes as for those sleeping under Seattle bridges. We must show compassion and encourage our Tent City friends.

Donna Palmberg

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