Redding California Homeless News - 8/6/2010
Reported by: Elizabeth Gadley
"Homeless living in a tent city in Redding are about to be evicted. Authorities say 20 to 30 people live in the camp behind Eastside Road and Technology Way.
To many of them, the network of tents is their neighborhood and the people their family.
“People live in houses and all that, that’s home to them. We live in tents and these are our homes to us. And we cook dinners together, go shopping together,” says Ronda Valdez, fighting back tears.
Last week she lost a loved one. Clarence Edger Thompson, 43, who was stabbed to death in the area, lived in a neighboring camp.
Valdez just found out she about to lose the rest of her community because police are planning to close the camp.
“It’s sad, what are they going to kick us out to find another spot?” says a worried Valdez."
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