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Galleria to Host Homeless, Larry Rice Says

The Rev. Larry Rice has previously suggested that Richmond Heights open a homeless shelter in light of the death of Anna Brown. The mall plan was first reported Tuesday in the Riverfront Times.

Dozens of people who are homeless are expected to spend extended periods of time this week at the Saint Louis Galleria in s as part of a religious leader's efforts, the Riverfront Times reported.

Quoting from the Riverfront Times article:

"Reverend Larry Rice is poised to pull off another high-profile attempt to house St. Louis's homeless—in the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights. Starting Thursday afternoon, the ritzy shopping center is becoming, in Rice's words, a 'day center.'"

Learn what Rice is encouraging the homeless to do while visiting the mall, and find out how the program fits into his call for a St. Louis County outreach center in the complete Riverfront Times article.

Rice has previously . Those remarks came after after being arrested for refusing to leave SSM St. Mary's Health Center.

More about the Rev. Larry Rice and Anna Brown on Patch:

Mary Smith June 27, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Here's a thought for Larry Rice - why don't you buy up some of the vacant homes in North St. Louis and have the homeless renovate them. These homes a large enough for several people to live in. It will not only give them a home and some skills but also pride in themselves. They might even have enough confidence to get a job and help pay expenses. Just a thought...

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