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Where do the homeless sleep?
I would like to answer a question a writer asked Dec. 8. Where do the homeless sleep? The answer is they sleep in boxes, alleys and doorways. Some find vacant cars and some sleep in vacant build-ings. In other words they sleep where ever they can find a space. One Christian woman, Mary Alice Holt, a member of Radcliff Christian Church in Radcliff, participates in Warm Blessings’ Cardboard Nation, spending a night in a box to raise awareness of the homeless and raise donations to help. Others in the church help at Warm Blessings serving food.
About a year ago I had written a letter to The News-Enterprise suggesting that part of the money being taxed on food in restaurants, for the purpose of building a park, be used to help build a shelter for the homeless. I received a lot of excuses and it was clear that progress is more important than taking care of the homeless.
Another possibility is church buildings. Most of them have kitchens, bathrooms and much room. These large buildings are empty 90 percent of the time. Of course church leaders would have to forget their difference and work together in unity for a good cause. But it can be done with a lot of volunteers to oversee the buildings and for transportation. I have no idea how many homeless are on the streets in Elizabethtown. If the city can collect money from a restaurant tax by lying about the population of Elizabethtown than surely they can take care of the homeless with the same dishonest money and possibly get a good nights sleep in the bargin.
Jerry M. Cooke Sr