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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand Karina Perusquia stands near rows and rows of post office boxes at the Dickinson post office on Thursday. Perusquia was inspired to begin fundraising for a project to give homeless people the use of a P.O. box and phone number to use for job searching purposes.

Helping the homeless: Dickinson teen uses post office box, phone service to help transients find jobs in Oil Patch

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An ancient Chinese proverb encourages people to enable each other, rather than provide handouts.

A Dickinson High School senior is proverbially trying to teach homeless men and women to fish, rather than giving them fish.


“I grew up with it, so for me it’s just a normal, daily thing,” Karina Perusquia said. “To me it’s not a career, it’s my daily life.”

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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