- Feb 9, 2008
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For the past few years Mpls.-St. Paul has had a growing population of homeless who live in tent cities. Some of the tent cities are along the Mississippi Riverbank, others in local parks. For the last couple of years, I've bagged up quite a bit of tobacco that I know I'll never smoke, added some cigarette papers and dropped the bag at an encampment. One encampment was primarily populated by Native Americans and actually had a main organizational headquarters tent. I dropped off a large quantity of tobacco there and was told that the organization running the headquarters was a registered 501(c)3 and I could take a tax deduction for the donation. I didn't. By New Year's 2022, I hope to only have tobacco that I'll readily reach for to smoke. Anything marginal will be gone.