Editor, The News:
Re: It’s sad all the way around (Letters, March 28).
I agree with Mr. Homen about the so-called Caring Place. It would be real nice if these people were locals, but they are not.
I have a soft spot for families who need help and that’s good if they could receive help from them, but it attracts more than that.
I grew up in this town and since the Caring Place came, it has attracted homeless from all over the Lower Mainland.
It was a pretty picture Dorthy from Kansas painted about the wizard from Oz, but people in Maple Ridge are getting tired of this place and its welcome mat to homeless who seem to not want help and when the weather turns will soon live in the bush.
No, we are not ignorant or narrow-minded, just ask all the neighborhoods that get ripped off nightly or look around at the buggered up druggies who don’t stray to far from the place.