Friday, April 18, 2008

Go, Mom!

My mother had the following letter published in our city's Op-Ed page this morning. Well-said, Mom!


Shelter should be open year-round
BELLEVUE — April 1 was windy, wet and cold. Yet we want to close the homeless shelter by mid-April?

Since when did homelessness become seasonal? We need a year-round shelter. We have a beautiful year-round shelter for our four-legged friends. We are a city that supports a top NFL team year-round in good times and in bad times. Yet we cannot take care of our citizens who are homeless?

We increased our sales tax to help renovate Lambeau Field. We watched as many players became rich and famous playing on that field. Maybe it's time for the good people and players at Lambeau Field to pay back their loyal community. Most of us can only imagine what it must be like to reap a weekly paycheck in the thousands of dollars, yet alone million-dollar signing bonuses. People will be wearing the No. 4 jersey for years to come.

Homelessness seasonal? I think not. The Favre Family Center for Hope has a good ring to it. Remember, to those to whom much is given, much is expected.

7 comments:

A Blessed Life said...

I read these posts and think - wow! I wish I could express myself so well. Your mom is a wonderful woman with a big heart. I hope people listen to her.
Also, I want one of those sheds in your earlier post. Send the mister to Alabama next.
Leanne

Melanie said...

You go Mom! Well-said is right!

Aves @ Call of the Phoebe said...

Awesome MOM!!!

Aves

Anonymous said...

Support Guam by watching “Should've Known” on YouTube!

If this music video from the Guamanian rock band, “Mud,” gets 25,000 hits in the next few days, it will be premiered on MTV.

The music video is of their single “Should've Known.”

Watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYO8KmNiJyY

Support this Guamanian rock band by watching the video and telling others about it.

As of April 19th, 2008, the band is more than halfway through of reaching their goal of getting on MTV.

To read about the band and this YouTube contest to get premiered on MTV go to:
http://www.guampdn.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008804180303

Also, great blog Sarah. Keep up the good work.

-Peter Wu

Anonymous said...

Sarah,

Hafa Adai from Guam! Great blog! I hope all works out with your adoption process.

Sincerely,

Peter Wu

(Dededo, Guam, USA)

Anonymous said...

Wow, MTV still plays music videos?!?

Sarah & Crew said...

Dunno. . .we don't have cable ;)