Williamsburg's Homeless & Indigent

P.O. Box 366, Lightfoot, VA 23090
Office: 757-561-3255
"Assisting people in re-gaining hope and a better way of life."

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Recent submissions to the papers about a homeless shelter in Williamsburg.

*I would like to know where those who were so busy writing about the zoning laws concerning the McKenzies, where you were during Isabel. Patti was running an elderly couple to the hospital. Their mobile home had been crushed by a tree and they needed medical attention. Patti made sure they got it. Geoff was picking up people and bringing them to their house so they had adequate shelter during the storm. Both were in the rain cooking on the grill and delivering food to people who needed it, even while the trees were falling all around them. Did you offer us safety instead of being on the street? As to dealing with the homeless, may we come to you who write so eruditely to get our resumes typed up or help us with job applications? Will you let us use your computer to check our emails or correspond with family we may have in the Iraq War? Will you sit down and do Bible Study with us? Will you take us to our doctor appointments? They are doing wonderful things for us and we appreciate it. All we need is a little help.

*From the tone of some recent Last Word contributors one would think that the McKenzies were attempting to open an Al Quaeda training camp in Lightfoot instead of a temporary, transitional shelter for those needing a helping hand to get back on their feet. Shrill sourpusses just show they are part of the problem and uninterested in a solution. Agencies who deal with the problem know the need is real. County Supervisors know special use permits are designed to make appropriate variances from comprehensive plans for needed entities. It’s time to do the right thing, show our community has a heart, and take care of our neighbors in need. Will Thomas Jefferson remain a symbol of Williamsburg, or will it be Ebenezer Scrooge, Uriah Heep, or Mr. Pecksniff?


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