Saturday, February 23, 2008

He cut down his trees because he's afraid
of the homeless ... say what?

People living in a Daytona Beach neighborhood described as "already notorious" are upset about a proposed homeless shelter.

One guy even cut down his trees because people were sleeping under them.

The Salvation Army plans to build a $6 million facility with 170 beds for homeless individuals and families.

But not everyone is blinded by fear. City Commissioner Shiela McKay-Vaughan said she thinks her city and other municipalities have not contributed enough money to help homeless people. "The city has let these people down. They need to pony up and they haven't," she said.

Police say the neighborhood is "one of the more active zones" because of transients, prostitutes and drug activity.

Read the Daytona Beach News-Journal report here.


At 12:23 PM, Blogger Michaelann Bewsee said...

Yes, let's blow up the bridges because homeless sleep under them, damn up the rivers because the homeless sleep on their banks, etc.

At 11:18 PM, OpenID michael said...

I'm always amazed how little people understand the law of "cause and effect."

I can understand their concerns about drawing "more homeless" into their neighborhood, however the homeless are entitled to have a place to live just like anyone else.

The plans to build a faciity to provide "long term" housing to the area's homeless is what is needed in every community. Providing the homeless with a more stable living environment allows them to stop focusing on where they're going to live and begin focusing on finding employment gainful enough to begin re-building their lives.

Cause and effect.


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