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Homeless Initiative Makes Reader Proud

Dear Source:
With all of the problems facing us in the VI I was really glad to read this positive story and deeply touched by those who extended themselves to the homeless on St. Thomas.
What a heart-warming story to read! This is a case of people reaching out to those in need and offering them the basic things–right from the heart–that every human being takes for granted…to help them feel better about themselves: a haircut; resources to cope with all of the feelings that must come when you find yourself homeless; a healing touch…but mostly the awareness that someone cares. Within these gestures of love lies hope–a powerful agent if the homeless are to move out of this sad situation.
I could not help but think that any of us could find ourselves homeless especially with the many escalating costs that face our Territories. They say that most people are one paycheck away from homelessness. I have heard it said that the way to judge a society is how they treat the least of their citizens. This story makes me proud to be a Virgin islander.
My personal thanks and admiration to those individuals who came up with this wonderful idea and followed up on it. God Bless you!
I am trying to figure out how we can do this on St. John.
Bonny Corbeil
St. John

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

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Dear Source:
With all of the problems facing us in the VI I was really glad to read this positive story and deeply touched by those who extended themselves to the homeless on St. Thomas.
What a heart-warming story to read! This is a case of people reaching out to those in need and offering them the basic things--right from the heart--that every human being takes for granted...to help them feel better about themselves: a haircut; resources to cope with all of the feelings that must come when you find yourself homeless; a healing touch...but mostly the awareness that someone cares. Within these gestures of love lies hope--a powerful agent if the homeless are to move out of this sad situation.
I could not help but think that any of us could find ourselves homeless especially with the many escalating costs that face our Territories. They say that most people are one paycheck away from homelessness. I have heard it said that the way to judge a society is how they treat the least of their citizens. This story makes me proud to be a Virgin islander.
My personal thanks and admiration to those individuals who came up with this wonderful idea and followed up on it. God Bless you!
I am trying to figure out how we can do this on St. John.
Bonny Corbeil
St. John

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.