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Project Homeless Connect at the Tacoma Dome

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 10, 2007 at 2:37 pm with No Comments »
October 10, 2007 2:37 pm

Almost 400 homeless people from Pierce County were at the Tacoma Dome today for Project Homeless Connect, an event helping connect them with all sorts of medical and social services.

I spent some time with Robert Fraser, who’s receiving a free haircut in the photo to the right. He was funny; he kept telling people that he actually lived in a $30 million condo – a bridge. (He didn’t tell me which one.)

So after a close crop and an eyebrow trim, Fraser made the rounds of some of the other booths. He’s been homeless since 1972 (and mainly living in Tacoma during that time), and after eating from the free buffet, he looked around the Dome, smiled and said, "It doesn’t get any better than this."

I’ll have more in tomorrow’s paper.

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