A Community in Action (May 18-24, 2020)

As the virus and the economic consequences of it continues in their twin assaults on our community, and the poorest among us are thrust into ever more desperate situations in increasing numbers. One can easily become disheartened. After all the effort, money, and time expended, the HHH waiting list continues to hover at 128 people.Continue reading “A Community in Action (May 18-24, 2020)”

Meeting the Challenge (May 04-17,2020)

How does the Covid-19 protective motel sheltering work? Has it been effective? Where to we go from here? We have shared a lot about the difficulties our friends on the street face daily and how everything has only gotten worse since the pandemic started Food, clothing, shelter, social services, and health care are increasingly moreContinue reading “Meeting the Challenge (May 04-17,2020)”

Very, Very Scary (April 27-May 3, 2020)

The pandemic is upon us. As of today, 675 people in the tri-county area have tested positive. Our hearts ache with compassion for our hard-working neighbors employed by the chicken and meat processing industries here.  Not only are they afflicted by this dread disease, but they have been sent home to quarantine with their families. Continue reading “Very, Very Scary (April 27-May 3, 2020)”

The Escalating Menace (April 20-26, 2020)

Even As the virus continues its inexorable attack on our community with increasing numbers of positives and even as we dread the oncoming corelated death count, other impacts of the pandemic are beginning to cascade upon us.   When our community first recognized that the unsheltered homeless with their higher incidence of underlying heath issues, limitedContinue reading “The Escalating Menace (April 20-26, 2020)”

Together We Can (April 6-12, 2020)

The situation on the street became somewhat less dire this past week as churches, community organizations, government, businesses and individuals rose to the challenge of defending everyone in our community from the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic onslaught. Last Sunday we had only 7 who we were able to house in motels from the street. Continue reading “Together We Can (April 6-12, 2020)”