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Letter to the Editor: Homeless people need better care

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

To the editor:

You ought to be happy if you have clean water to drink, food to eat, clothes to wear and a house to live in.

There are thousands of people who live on the streets. It is a sad fate. A lot of these people are on the streets because if they do get Social Security benefits, it does not cover all their needs. A lot of these people were thrown out of their homes because they were condemned.

One of the richest countries in the world cannot and will not take care of its own. These people go day by day not knowing where their next meal is coming from or where they will sleep for the night.

Some of these people have family looking out for them. They don't know where they belong.

DOROTHY SCHROEDER BUCHHEIT, Jackson