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A Journey of Compassion and Community Service July 2023, Don Freas teamed up with Michelle Brasiel. Laura Rogers, Marius Rotariu, and Pastor Bill Francis started Base Camps For The Unsheltered. We believe that the homeless encampment problems throughout our communities are not only unhealthy for the homeless but also detrimental to your city, businesses, and community residents. During the COVID shutdown, alongside Marius, Don began serving as a volunteer through the Bay Church serving the Martinez Homeless. Don also served as a volunteer at Camp Hope. Camp Hope was a Martinez-sanctioned emergency homeless encampment run by Noralea Gippner’s “Homeless Action Coalition”. Don witnessed many lives that were turned around because of Camp Hope. We believe that providing a Base Camp for the unsheltered in your city would create a healthy environment for people trapped in chronic homelessness. Demonstrating tough love by providing a Base Camp in your city, would give your city the legal means to shut down encampments. Forcing the shutdown of encampments in your city, would give those who live in encampments a choice, Go to Base Camp or your city will remove your encampment. We believe that even though some people living in encampments will not want to leave and go to Basecamp, Base Camp is what they need. We believe that a Base Camp in your city will be a win for all.