Editor, The News:
Re: Residents skeptical about shelter (mapleridgenews.com)
I am one year shy of being 80 years old.
I am thankful every day for the fact that I had responsible, caring parents who raised us five siblings to be responsible citizens.
Not everyone is that lucky, so they grow up in unstable environments or make unhealthy choices and end up in situations like on Cliff Avenue.
Thank you to the wonderful people who are trying to rind solutions to this situation.
Thank you for opening up the building to house these people on Cliff Avenue.
I think we all need to be compassionate and realize that in this never-ending situation, the unfortunate will be in a controlled situation – out of the cold.
Hopefully, the troubled, the drug addicted, or mentally ill will be channelled into proper care, rather than living on the streets.
Let’s all be thankful for our own fortunate lives, no matter how hard we work.
We all have a lot to be thankful for.