Fellow Citizens

LETTER: Don’t look down on the homeless, most of us are just a few paycheques away from being there too

I was wondering after I read what the funds from the Lottery were used for like sports and various other causes, why couldn’t some of all that on going money be used for helping the homeless! I’m sure some construction people would know how to build efficient, dwellings that would suit the needs of these people and then there could be doctors to check them out and see how many of these unfortunate people could be helped! Since 90 per cent of them have a diagnosed emotional illness, then that means they need help to get settled again! When we can find the land (even in Vancouver and other crowded cities) and money to build Olympic villages, why can’t we do the same for these our fellow citizens! Like one career gal said, ‘Don’t look down on them, most of us are about three paychecks from being in their position!’

Kathy Bachman

Vernon