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Published: Friday, Nov. 23 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Just read the headline and thought, "Goodness, we have homeless people and now have homeless meters? What's next?"

Way of the Warrior
ANACORTES, WA

Great Idea!

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It’s hard to believe that cranking coins into a repainted parking meter could be better than simply dropping coins or bills into a Red Kettle.

As an old bell ringer myself (Kiwanis volunteer), I used to wonder if the Red Kettle could be secured and left unattended would it change the amount of contributions.

For those who make a showy spectacle of their charity, the meter operation would be a clear winner. But for those who’s main and or only concern is for the homeless, the meter might be a needless obstacle.

My attempts to find out more information about the Homeless Outreach Service Team have so far come up empty. It shows up on U-tube and the website of the Salt Lake Police Department, but the information is about the same as this article.

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