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  • 5 460 Lbs Of Dog Food

    A Special Day at Tent City 3

    Saturday was a special day at Tent City 3. Medical Teams International once again brought their mobile dental clinic to the camp. Under the skillful coordination of MTI Royalty Ellen Broyles, thirteen TC3 residents received urgent dental care at the skilled hands of Dr. Marc …

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  • Matt Barrett and friends on his birthday. Photo © 2014 Ilona Berzups.

    Tribute to Matthew R. Barrett

    Matthew R. Barrett (2/8/65 – 9/2/14) On September 2, 2014, we here at Greater Seattle Cares lost a good friend. That is the day that Matt Barrett, affectionately known as “Giant” both for his stature and the size of his great heart, ended his days …

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  • Matt Barrett Book ILO6661 600

    Homeless Poetry, by Matt Barrett

    Matthew R. Barrett (2/8/65 – 9/2/14) A View from the Street is a book of poetry written by a man who has lived on the streets off and on for much of his adult life. This book includes Matt’s poetry, articles about Matt and letters …

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  • Photo © Ilona Berzups. Walking with Giant.

    Walking with Giant

    One man’s battle with homelessness and debilitating illness (2/8/65 – 9/2/14) Meet Matthew Robert Barrett, appropriately nicknamed Giant by his friends not just for his grand stature but for meeting a hard life head-on and being dubbed a big inspiration to all those who have …

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