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Compassion for homeless

Thank you for supporting Hospitality House in your editorial on March 16. Many people have no idea what it feels like to be indigent and seem to lack compassion for those who are. People are homeless for a variety of reasons and even if we don’t agree with or understand the reasons, should we who have a roof over our heads and food in the refrigerator be judging these unfortunate fellow human beings? I feel that our country, in its attempt to retain the status of No. 1 superpower, has lost compassion for anyone that is unable to maintain financial independence.

Has the drive for financial success skewed our vision away from caring for our neighbors? Hospitality House has provided a wonderful opportunity for the faith communities in this area to join together in helping a neglected, mostly invisible (at least in our towns) subculture of society. The volunteers all come away with a sense of dignity imparted to them by the “guests” who have been gracious, polite and extremely appreciative. I would encourage the readers to get involved with Hospitality House and then form an opinion.

Denise deGrasse



Nevada City


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