Richmond’s homeless population deserves better
1/5/2023, 6 p.m.
Thank you for the very detailed information you provided in the Dec. 29-31,2022 edition of the Richmond Free Press concerning the homeless entitled “Why?”
When seeing (the homeless) underneath bridges and other places trying to stay warm in that frigid temperature my heart would drop. I saw many of them trying to stay warm with plastic over them. In this article pertinent questions were asked, and who is responsible for the ball being dropped? I totally agree with the article that some city officials must think legal niceties are more important than people.
Many of us are one or two paychecks away from joining (the homeless population). We seem to be more worried concerning building a casino and other buildings than we are about human beings. This should not be happening. Where are we when we say “I am my brother’s and sister’s keeper?”
Remember we are family and many (homeless people) are someone’s relative (whether) you realize it or not. City of Richmond, have a heart and show compassion when dealing with these people. They deserve better than what you are providing.
ERNEST PARKER JR.