Helping the homeless

I have read several letters to The Prince George Citizen concerning the homeless, and yes it is something to be concerned about. There have been letters about building tiny homes for them. 

I talked to Mayor Hall last fall and he told me that BC Housing was going in where the present location is for NR Motors and they will be moving to a new site. B.C. Housing will be coming in and I believe Renovating that old site for NR Motors. I would think there is asbestos in that building, so that would be the first thing to remove. 

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There will be suites built for the homeless. They may just have a large room, with a bed, a bathroom, and a small living room, with a closet, and small storage space. I am not sure if they will have a kitchen, but they will need laundry facilities.

I don't know if there will be a community kitchen for them with tables and chairs. I think that would be an ideal thing for them to have, as some may not even be able to cook.

I don't know about people donating. Some may want to donate money to go towards getting the big items. For small items, there are many people in Prince George that can sew tea towels, and many people who can knit or crotchet dishcloths, something small but needed. 

Some people may want to go buy towels, facecloths, laundry detergent, etc. One really should contact Mayor Hall on that Issue, as he may be able to advise as to what to do. 

It is not fun to be approached and have a male walk until he was right in front of me.

I just told him: "You can walk over there and let me go to where I want to go.”

He told me to respects his elders.

Was that frightening for me?

You bet it was.

Kay Wendland

Prince George

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