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OKC Community Foundation takes cruel measures to runoff homeless man…

I guess the people who run the Oklahoma City Community Foundation are a bunch of NIMBYS.

Thanks to a tip via the Ogle Mole Network, we've learned the foundation that sits on over $1-billion in assets and, ironically enough, provides funding to the OK Homeless Alliance, recently took some extraordinary steps to run off a homeless veteran who set up shelter near their downtown offices.

We know this thanks to a resignation email that was sent out by the foundation's former IT Director – Lorien Faulkner.

According to Faulkner, he was tasked with switching off some power outlets on the outside of the building that a homeless man, named Mario, used to charge a phone. I guess the Foundation's leadership figured it would be a good, passive-aggressive way to make Mario relocate to some other building downtown.

Faulkner – a man who apparently has values – refused to go along with the foundation's plan and voiced his disapproval.

In his resignation email, Faulkner then documents how the organization moved forward with Operation Remove Mario. He explains how they apparently removed a bench outside the building that Mario would use for shelter and confiscated a couple of trash bags that held his possessions. These acts left Mario in tears, and led to Faulkner's resignation.

Naturally, we acquired Faulkner's resignation email that documents the saga via the Ogle Mole Network. It gives a little inside look at what really goes on within the preferred charitable foundation of the Oklahoma City establishment and ruling class.

If you're a TLO Member, you can read it in its entirety below:

Here are a few quick thoughts...

1. Kudos to Lorien for actually having some principles and standing up to the Scrooges and Grinches who run the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. We wish him the best of luck finding a new gig, preferably one where he doesn't have to take part in evicting a homeless man on behalf of a charitable organization.

2. Let's be honest – Homelessness, and what to do about it, is a complicated, hot-button issue, and most people probably don't want homeless folks camping outside their place of work. That being said, there are probably better solutions to that problem than passive-aggressively inconveniencing the homeless individual with the hopes that he or she will go camp in front of some other business... especially when you're a charitable organization with over $1,000,000,000 in assets that's supposed to serve the community.

Anyway, I guess that concludes this little look inside the happenings of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

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