Work­ing for the com­mon good

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 4 ar­ti­cle “Lend­ing a help­ing hand.”

I want to thank An­drea Ball and the Amer­i­can-States­man staff for run­ning the ar­ti­cle.

I was brought to tears to­day when read­ing about the work that the AC­CESS team is do­ing with home­less peo­ple in our com­mu­nity. I can think of no bet­ter way to cel­e­brate our coun­try than to high­light the work of a group of peo­ple that has ded­i­cated it­self to help­ing the most vul­ner­a­ble of our fel­low cit­i­zens.

It re­minds me that there re­ally are le­gions of peo­ple work­ing for the com­mon good — that be­yond our dis­agree­ments, real and imag­ined, we are bound by our shared hu­man­ity. Genevieve van Cleve genvc@ya­


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