Tent City
Contributor
Written by
Donna M. Kshir
December 2016
Contributor
Written by
Donna M. Kshir
December 2016

On Friday March 4, Northern Books officially released of Tent City: Tragedy Turned Triumph. Paperback books and eBook formats are available for purchase online today at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Lulu, but paperbacks will not be available locally in stores until April 25.

Controversy surrounded Charleston when Mayor Danny Jones ordered police and city workers to tear down the tents and tarps constructed by the residents of Tent City along Elk River; discarding box after box of their possessions. Most residents lost what little personal belongings they did have; questioning the mayor’s true intentions.

After the mayor ordered Tent City to be dismantled on the coldest day of the year; several members of the community took measures to help the local encampment residents. The book invites the reader to join the community in their journey to get Tent City residents off the streets and to find a permanent solution to long term housing.

The book was written by the founders of Advocates United for Humanity and National Bestselling local author Donna Kshir, and co-writers Lee Roberts and Laurie Smith-Tornerup.

Kshir, Roberts and Tornerup penned several heartfelt chapters and poems based off several Tent City residents personal experiences and those of Andrew Palmer, the creator of “West Virginia’s Most Wanted” and local man who was once homeless himself, who helped local encampment residents get off the streets.

The book is dedicated to Kshir’s lifelong friend and former Renovo resident Terry Wadsworth Rink. Mrs. Rink reached out to Kshir to bring attention to the homeless crisis affecting her community. Rink also can relate to the residents of Tent City, as she too was once homeless.

100% of all proceeds will be donated to Advocates United for Humanity. Help us to give back by purchasing a copy today. AU4Humanity is a nonprofit organization that provides vital resources to those affected abuse. For more on AU4Humanity, visit their website:  http://advocatesunited4humanity.weebly.com/

For more information or to order your copy today, visit:  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kshirandpotter

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