The Homeless Coalition is a group of volunteers and not paid or reimbused in any way. Most, if not all, have employment elsewhere. So you would have them do two full time jobs without any compensation?
That's not true. Mos of them are volunteers but a small percentage of them operate some type of social service business. Also, the Faith based organization are providing the same resources on a daily basis; they put homeless in hotels, they assist with electric bills and provide food. Also, the Kirk healing Center provides shelter to the homeless as well...So some of their full time jobs is doing just that assisting the poor and homeless..
Excuse me but I sit on that board so I know that none of them are being compensated for thier time an energies. Yes, many of them are with social services like the Red Cross, some are with the school system and others are Pastors of various churches. They all have full time jobs but donate their time to this cause. You cannot expect them to take on two full time positions. As for Dr Kirk's organization, she has her hands full trying to keep her shelter doors open. She is not set up for famlies and the waiting list to get into her program is almost 6 months.
UP2 Sumptin Calm down...as I stated the money could off set some of their cost. I also stated that only a small percentage of them are providing direct service...slow down and listen to what I'm saying and what your saying..."Dr. Kirk's has her hands full trying to keep her shelter doors open" the money would off-set the cost allow her more flexibility and keep the doors open. It's my understand that Dr. Kirk and others are seeking grants/funding to keep there doors open and expand programs. "Volunteers"- you think that volunteers wouldn't welcome the chance to expand service...most of them are paying to help out of pocket...
UP2 I work hand and hand with the most of the providers in the community..I seek funding for them and refer people in need to their organizations. You may sit on a board but I'm on the ground making it happen. I've been fighting this fight for a long time (20) years..Working with at risk population is my passion.
UP2 I cant speak for you because I don't know you..I can only speak for myself...However, if it's your passion; we have found a common like...This blog is not about one issue in specific and I would like to keep focus on the topic "property tax"..Thanks for your service to our community as a board member to address homelessness as well as any other task you may have taken on to help eliminate homelessness and poverty. Let's move forward.
Politics, I agree with you that this problem should be addressed at the local level; however you fail to acknowledge that it hasn’t and can’t work at the Federal level!
NY Times report, if I posted Fox news with even more detailed results it would be considered a lie and racist. The facts are out there for everyone’ however everyone don’t want the facts they want their government entitlements.
anomaly: 1. the angular distance of a planet from its perihelion as seen from the sun. 2.deviation from the common rule 3. SOMETHING DIFFERENT, ABNORMAL, PECULIAR, OR NOT EASILY CLASSIFIED..
Funk: you ARE an anomaly...a self-described BLACK man that is married politically to the social concepts heretofore attributed most entirely to self-marginalized white men.
Without social programs at the Federal level, poor women of all colors would suffer, babies would starve to death, and there would be NO health care for any of 'em.
Yes, Funk. YOU are an anomaly.
Well then Tot...should ill fortune come to rest at his doorsteps, may he find enough pride to allow he and those he loves to starve to death.
Pride...can be a dangerous thing.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
That's the true meaning of pride.
JimmyMack, I remember when people of the black as well as the white communities were ashamed to ask the government for assistance.
They accepted assistance from the church and their neighbors and it (back in the day) crossed the racial divide.
Looks to me like you have profiled Funk.
You need not respond with some silly remark about your I Q dropping any more.
You and Murrelet together are dragging this electronic "community watchdog" down the drain.
Real glad you remember "something" from those 'good ole days' of white drinking fountains and 'colored' drinking fountains, TOT. Not to mention other glaring social disparities that you and Funk both seem to be comfortable with.
I DO indeed,though GET YOU, TOT. I see you completely. From your priviledged white perspective, I am sure that you have many fond memories of those 'good ole' separate but equal schools, backroom abortions, no blacks, women, handicapped, gays in the closet, etc. etc. ... I understand YOUR delusionary perspective. I Get it.
It's FUNK that I don't get. On his behalf tho, I will say, he at least profers up sometimes insightful and learned (erudite) commentary.
You Tot are 0-77 in that realm.
"...and there is no shortage of anonymous posters pretending to be fair, honest, and (perhaps) female online. Anybody can claim to be whatever they want when they hide their true identity."
I for one will remain anonymous so long as any other participant is that way.
I would love to see the Courier launch another blog site which accepted comments from identified bloggers only.
I've had a number of people tell me that they don't follow this site because of anonymous participants.
We could continue this site like it is operated currently.
There could be an alternate site which was open to identified participants only.
The Mickey Mouse site or the Joe Friday site.
Just the facts Mam
I had to re-read the blog I posted over and over again because I thought I posted something to trigger the comments posted over the past few days...I'm confused-I don't know how we went from Property Tax to hate and racism...While, were on here going back and fourth about irrelevant issues; there raising our tax and who knows what else..I don't care what color you are if your man or woman; gay or straight; racist or a man of the cloth..I want to know if you want your property tax raised and if not what suggestions do you have to stop it; if any.
Hinesville is the equivalent of the HBO series Deadwood. Only in this local version the saloon owners are our elected officials who are taking advantage of us and stealing our money.
These "public" hearings are a sham. And I am ashamed to say, there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. Nothing. Nada. Zip.
The ONLY way to correct this injustice is to VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE. Yet, when we had the chance to do it...they ALL were re-elected. Voter apathy here is rampant.
I publically endorsed two 'outsiders' Maxie Jones, and Billy Kitchens in the last election in the Courier and on these blogs. And it wasn't because I agreed with their personal politics it was because we needed to send a message of change to the incumbents that they could be next. But, we struck out.