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The Covington News - - OPINION -

New­ton County’s home­less shel­ter in need of more funds af­ter three AC units break down. Here is a link to the shel­ter’s web­site that con­tains the PayPal

link - http:// www.rain­bow­com­mu­ni­tyctr.org/ sup­port- us/. The shel­ter is lo­cated on Turner Lake Cir­cle, off Turner Lake Road near the Wash­ing­ton Street in­ter­sec­tion. Kristin Walden said: “Our house is old, has no in­su­la­tion and has never had heat­ing or A/C. It’s dif­fi­cult. Hard to de­cide what’s worse, win­ters when you can see your breath in your own house or sum­mers where you can’t breathe be­cause it’s suf­fo­cat­ingly hot. I hope they get the do­na­tions they need be­cause HVAC work and ma­te­ri­als are so ex­pen­sive. We checked into it when we moved in and were shocked.”

Justin W Blanken­ship

said: “Maybe the City of Cov­ing­ton / Po­lice Depart­ment can help out. They have paid the bills for the home­less shel­ter be­fore by us­ing the Po­lice Who Care Fund. Maybe they could just use that again. Just send a re­quest. Im sure they would love to help out.” Patti Grace Dolan said: “Gosh, I grew up in south Ge­or­gia with no AC, space heaters, no dryer or dis­washer. Box fans got me through.” Theresa Lynn Camp­bell said: “What I don’t un­der­stand is...how did 3 A/C’s break down at the same time?” Big Iron said: “No of­fense but i was in the Ma­rine Corps for a while and lived in many fa­cil­i­ties with­out A/C. Im not be­ing cruel, but A/C is a lux­ury. I al­ways help home­less and the less for­tu­nate when i can so i un­der­stand their need but maybe the money should be spent on ne­ces­si­ties such as food. Just my two cents.”

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