- Category: Carnie's Comments
- Published: Friday, 24 February 2017 09:07
It was back in the late 80's. I remember clearly. I was doing my early morning "cop check" to see if they had any news for us at CHAB. The Duty Sergeant told me it was too cold for criminals but, he said, they did help out a homeless guy with a meal and a room for a night. That's all we could give them back then.
The Friendly City is in better shape to assist the hungry and the homeless these days, thanks to the Riverside Mission.
The Mission provides emergency shelter for men, assisted living support, low income housing and a community kitchen that feeds less fortunate men, women and children on 7 occasions each week.
Locals will gather for the "Coldest Night of the Year" charity walk tomorrow night. They'll learn about and bring awareness to the local community about the hungry and the homeless.
I know we all do what we can do and there are many worthwhile, local charities. I think the Riverside Mission is one of the most worthwhile.