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.