To the editor:
Today (July 26) I opened the newspaper to see front page, “Homeless camp sites demonstrate growing need for shelter in Greenville.”
I said, “Oh, God, you are hearing the prayers of the people!” Mother Teresa, the little nun, once said, “There is power in prayer.”
We must help our fellow man, our neighbor. We shall not ship the homeless to another city. They are local residents. We shall have a homeless shelter in the near future.
There will be hundreds to attend the public hearing Aug. 13 to discuss the homeless shelter for Hunt County.
Church pastors, public officials, do come out to attend the public hearing, the need for a homeless shelter is so great.
The homeless shelter must be more than food and shelter; there must be a “training program” to return the homeless into the workforce. They must be skilled workers to apply for a job.
There are government grants to pay for a training program. There are volunteer teachers waiting to train people, help the homeless get back into the workforce.
Perhaps many of the homeless people are in need of medical treatment or medication. There are many ways to help the homeless people get back on the road with a smile, happiness, a new life.
To the editor:
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Health services kudos
I am writing this letter of appreciation because two weeks ago I had my second knee replacement surgery within six months.
Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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