Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

March 2, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 03/02/2014

Investigation in order

After reading an article in the Record-Eagle several weeks ago about the Commission on Aging, it occurs to me that there should be an investigation. I am one of their clients and am very grateful for their services.

If anyone knows what can be done to look into what is happening on the board, please come forward.

Kathy Heidershal

Traverse City

Homeless are people

I am one of the “haves.” I have a home. I have a job. I have food to eat. I have heat this winter. I also have a church I’m a member of that shelters the homeless through Safe Harbor.

I’ve been following the saga over allowing Safe Harbor to use a building to house the area’s homeless people. Today I read that 90 residents attended a meeting discussing this issue.

I am assuming these 90 people are also “haves.” It takes at least 75 volunteers to keep one week of Safe Harbor running at the area churches. The 90 “haves” who took their time to attend that meeting spent about as much time there as it would take to volunteer in some capacity for Safe Harbor. While volunteering they will see that our area’s “have nots” are people, people who need help, food and shelter. They’re people just like you and I. They are polite and gracious guests who deserve the respect of others.

If you are opposed to using this building for our homeless people, please contact Safe Harbor and ask where you can volunteer. You will see our area’s homeless are people too.

Susan Rice

Traverse City

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