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Your Mother

Sat, 12 May 2007 21:51:34 -0500

Homeless given phonecards to call mums.

Homeless and disadvantaged people are being encouraged to call their
mothers today with, 2,000 free phone cards being handed out across New
South Wales.

The Wesley Mission is distributing the $5 phone cards in the hope that
recipients will use them to call family.

Graeme Cole from the Wesley Mission says the cards offer a rare chance
for some people to make contact.

"Every day in New South Wales there are around 90 people who get
turned away from homeless shelters, who don't have the opportunity to
enter into the system, who are living rough on our streets," he said.

"This is a great opportunity for them to phone home to mum and say
'look Mum, I love you and want to make contact'."

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I usually carry around with me one or
two 'phone cards' which I typically wind up giving away to guys at our
Thursday night free suppers at Epiphany Church (an event I help supervise).
The guys ask for money (which I do _not_ give) and their excuse is
they want to call a relative somewhere, most often their mother or
other parent. I get the cards either from a local store here in town
such as Marvins or occassionally I get them free as promotional cards
(good for one or two dollars in calls) from the Sprint wireless
dealer. PAT]

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