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Give generously for a homeless shelter

September 9, 2013

Giving shelter to the homeless is one of the most basic of charitable acts, yet people today don’t do it enoug....

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bjccd5

Sep-11-13 10:28 PM

Obviously not a heavily supported notion based upon the lack of.....you know.....support and/nor interest.

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OsamaBinHidin

Sep-11-13 1:29 AM

yo OgdenTechCtr of the Ohio Valley -

How about a "Character counter" or making that "hard stop" the actual limit?

Will continue over @ ThefacebookWall tomorrow --

Meanwhile..... goo.gl/UCVkcZ

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OsamaBinHidin

Sep-11-13 1:26 AM

Crowley? I can't believe that this "appeal 4 the indigent" comes from the same keyboard as the turd who had plastered the front page w/mugshots not long ago --

As "bjccd5" has said, this subject will require more than one "comment." & "We" will continue, but where "we" have "Home-Field Advantage" - ThefacebookWall -

& in the "analog world" - "we" will continue to "get people out of town" - Bus to Malone, ("Counties" in NYS handle "Social Services") or on a bus to Syracuse, where the "Privately Funded" Missions are best at handling these cases -

But if you want Saranac Lake to become a "magnet" 4 the "indigent?" Let Essex County handle their own - we will speak w/the soon to return Fr. Mark Reilly about this - many months ago, an "indigent" w/more funds than "we" just hadn't liked his situation in Lake Placid area, &

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bjccd5

Sep-10-13 11:31 PM

COMLINKS was an initiative to assist battered women with housing assistance. That quickly evolved into assisting the administration for some pretty wealthy lifestyles. Nancy was not alone! Now, I appeal to the State AG to investigate the operations of the two non-profit agencies that currently monopolize the human services for the county. I challenge the % of direct care salaries compared to State comparable similar jobs. Moreover, I CHALLENGE the % of ADMINISTRATIVE costs and salaries between the two!!! Our LOCAL workforce is being raped by these non-profit agencies!!!!!! You wait and see the AG's report!!!!!

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concerned

Sep-10-13 9:39 PM

a few years ago, i think it was comlinks, that bought a home for domestic violence victims.it went by the wayside as did any public funds that went into it. i personally beleive it would be a lot cheaper to put them up in hotels............see what roedels think of the idea and if they approve, come back then and ask us for funds..till then i'm just burned out at giving and watching i fall apart and wasted.

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bjccd5

Sep-10-13 9:14 PM

I'm sorry Ecumenical Council, inc. I don't see this as a viable project albeit grade "A" for intent, but grade "D" for effort and lack of 'continuation of services'. And I would not use the word "savvy" in building staff credential as I find that more meaning manipulative and sneaking than smart and genuine (just my insight).

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bjccd5

Sep-10-13 9:08 PM

Sustainability: Let's hypothetically say you gather the initial 'start-up' funds from public generosity to purchase the home and get the shelter going. Then what? What services do you have in place to achieve these "betterment plans"? What services are in place to address addiction, PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, protection for those who have protection orders due to violence etc....... and after 60 days of maximum allowance, then what??? Who's evicting them and where to go from there?

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bjccd5

Sep-10-13 8:58 PM

Credentials: Food banks, second hand/thrift shops, occasional sheltering for extreme needy victim's of catastrophic events, are w/in my scope of acceptance for what you are asking. 'Homeless Sheltering' is a mammoth endeavor requiring so much time, energy, coordination and resources that I seriously doubt you can handle (in fairness to those who may utilize such)! My intent is not to completely bash the ideal of 'sheltering', rather questioning the provider and the plan...per see.

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bjccd5

Sep-10-13 8:44 PM

Principles: I don't believe for one 'God given moment' that any Church nor Ecumenical council should be soliciting private monies for their cause(s). Their own 'membership' should finance such "charitable acts". I don't question the need of assistance, rather the means at which they desire to accomplish this herculean task. This is simply a principle that I follow.

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Wilford

Sep-10-13 8:43 PM

Many of us are just one catastrophic illness away from "homeless". Sad testimony to a life of hard work and often, service to our Country.

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bjccd5

Sep-10-13 8:36 PM

Love the concept, love the passion felt within the editorial, love assisting the truly needy. So, in reality, I will explain my thoughts in three segments due to the complexity of issues not addressed in your plea for money (probably a member of the church asking, probably a board member of such...just my guess).

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