Letter: Use funds for shelter

AnchorageJanuary 6, 2014 

Homeless deaths.

Turning homeless away because shelters are full, or because they’ve stayed for 30 days already.

News reports of tennis courts and a $15 million baseball stadium upgrade planned.

You don’t know them, you don’t even want to look at them or even acknowledge their presence, but human beings are freezing to death because of their current situation in life.

Why not take funds slated for tennis courts or a new baseball stadium and spend just a fraction of those funds to build another shelter so these human beings have a fighting chance to simply survive the winter?

— Timothy Murphy




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