LETTERS: We must be discerning

Editor:

Newspapers are now filled with articles about the homeless as charitable donators and government agencies scramble.

Editor:

Newspapers are now filled with articles about the homeless as charitable donators and government agencies scramble to find ways to take care of the crisis.

Currently, we categorize all these lost souls into one, calling them ‘homeless’, which only enables the well-abled bodies to take advantage of our resources, making it harder for those who are truly in need.

Homeless couple Roy Mercer and Darlene Fox (Call for permanent homeless shelter, Nov. 9) said it best: “You know how to stop homelessness? Stop giving. You’ve got to (stop), where does it end?”

Are we simply to continue to spend millions of dollars on the homeless and allow thousands of tent cities to be built with no accountability or consequences? If so, where does it end?

I, for one, will continue to give to charitable donations, including the homeless, but am more mindful now to help those who I feel are truly in need and who I can see also help themselves.

Cheryl Berti, White Rock

 

 

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