Speak­ing Out

The Covington News - - OPINION -

Face­book re­sponses on what should be done to keep Cov­ing­ton’s home­less shel­ter open” Daniel Hamp­ton: I think we can save the shel­ter as a com­mu­nity. Not ev­ery­one chooses to be home­less ... Traci Gil­lam Bar­low: My hus­band and I have al­ways do­nated cloth­ing, toys and some­times even fur­ni­ture. We were told at one point to stop do­nat­ing be­cause they were over-run with non-mone­tary do­na­tions. I would do­nate again to help them stay open, but if the peo­ple that man­age the fi­nances at the shel­ter are not re­spon­si­ble enough to man­age the money prop­erly ... what would be the point? Maybe some ac­count­abil­ity is in or­der be­fore the county makes the de­ci­sion to close or keep open. A re­view of how they spend their money might help. Casey Bai­ley: I agree that the shel­ter should be saved. There are so many fam­i­lies and peo­ple that are on hard times and find them­selves in a sit­u­a­tion where they have nowhere to go. It’s sad and the com­mu­nity should help and get in­volved.

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