We are disappointed in the April 14 White Rock council decision to not utilize the White Rock Community Centre as a temporary shelter for the homeless during this pandemic.
The location is ideal and the building is sitting empty now. The suggestion was made by staff to consult with the the faith communities.
Faith communities have done so much over the years to house and feed the marginalized.
It is time for the city to step forward.
And the time for consultation is past due.
We need bold and compassionate action now as we are in are full-blown health care crisis.
The homeless and are at great risk to themselves and others.
We would encourage White Rock council to reconsider.
Pastor Rick Bayer,
Co-chair Peninsula Homeless to Housing Task Force