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Creative, exploitive or what? Austin’s unique campaign to put a face on homelessness

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Last May Mobile Loaves & Fishes, an Austin-based ministry that “lifts homeless people off the streets, into gently used RVs and mobile homes and on the way to a better life,” tried a unique approach to put a face on homelessness. Check out the story from Good Magazine about Danny, the homeless man who spent three days living on the catwalk of the billboard to raise $12,000 to help move him and his wife into a RV. What do you think about the campaign? An effective way to raise the profile of the issue of homelessness? Or a short-term solution that missed the root of the problem?