Happy Thanksgiving Tent City – Aberdeen, Maryland – Outdoor Encampment of Aberdeen Homeless (Near Old Moose Lodge, Across From Library)

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Photography by CJ

Some of Aberdeen’s homeless try to survive there situation behind the old empty Moose Lodge  in Tent City.   Tent City has no Mayor, but all dwellers are on the city council.  They get some support from the New Day Recovery And Wellness Center on Route 40. They are well protected by the Aberdeen Police. Most residents of Tent City are camera-shy. I wonder why? They are black and white, male and female, old and young.  The New Day Recovery Center gives them a place to gather, seek work by computer,receive counseling, food, clothes, tooth brushes etc.

Most residents of Aberdeen do not know they exist.  The Aegis and the Baltimore Sun dont care to report that they exist. I’m sure WJZ, WMAR, And WBAL will  take notice of them one day when one of them dies of exposure to the elements. The Aberdeen city government knows they exist but shuffles all social responsibility for the homeless problem  to underfunded faith-based organizations and the social workers over at the Police Department. The city government doesn’t really care . So you can complain about the existence of Tent City  to Aberdeen City  government every other Monday nite. Or you can donate money or stuff people need to survive  by visiting the New Day Center, 16 North Philadelphia Rd  or by calling 410-273-0400. Or you can visit Tent City yourself  any day of the week (9 to 5)  They are friendly and affable despite their situation.  They said they liked hot chocolate. this time of the year.

Photography by CJ

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One Response to “Happy Thanksgiving Tent City – Aberdeen, Maryland – Outdoor Encampment of Aberdeen Homeless (Near Old Moose Lodge, Across From Library)”

  1. harfobama Says:

    Reblogged this on Harford for Obama, Bernie, Hillary And Warren.

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