And where are the statistic coming from regarding how many from the containers have been housed? There have been conflicting reports in the community that those stats of 40+% are from numerous agencies, not Betty's containers. Again, not Betty's fault but the community's for leaving so much to one person. We don't need another hero we need systemic consistent non denominational, transparent systems of support - in addition to Betty's amazing work.
As usual in American culture we not only blame individuals too readily for their afflictions, we also leave it to individuals to do the work of a community. Betty, like any human, has her preferences and weaknesses and those have a dramatic impact on the people in need but should not. If Betty likes you, if you are male, whatever - then you have some help BUT if she isn't in the right mood that day or you are not her cup of tea then you are shut off from resources - that is not the foundation of an healthy community, it is a dictatorship no matter often a benevolent one.
Betty has done great work AND it is not healthy to have one person deciding the fate of so many vulnerable and needy people.
it is a blessing, indeed. homelessness is like a curse word, don't accept it, don't consider it a play thing. it goes against what god has for you. god would not have us, any of us in a homeless condition. don't accept the word, homeless or homelessness, they are are anti christian words that are unacceptable. birds have nests, foxes have holes and it is god's wish that man be at home, his home.
Deborah Ann Jacobson, correct spelling. Please take note.... Misspelled in the Article.
I will pray for Jeff Woodke.
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Good work, John.. An excellent article, well researched, attracted a troll right away..
Man what a "downer" of an opinion. I can't believe all is lost and I won't stop trying as long as I'm physically able to help contribute something to my community. Flat roof buildings are a challenge to maintain. The houses and apartment buildings in other cities have successfully achieved their construction for hundreds of years. But they do need constant attention more than conventional roofing. The Vet building isn't beyond repair at this point. I hope it can be reborn as a tribute to our veterans and a continuing center for our community.
I will pray for Jeffrey and share this horrible news so others can also pray for him.
I am sad to see another unintelligible rant from the chronically depressed, sick and stoned correspondent chronicling the mournful, sad decay in Goobsterdam. Right up the street from the disgusting veteran's hall, which should have been torn down decades ago, is the reprehensible Jerold Phelps Hospital-like structure, which should be closed and have an orange fence erected around it!
Goobsterdam is nothing more than a dead town inhabited by pot farmers, and operated by the remaining businessmen who moved out long ago. This little burg has nothing, is nothing, and probably will never recover. Even Cedarville and Portola and Hoopa have better medical facilities! Goobsterdam has had nothing new built in the last 50 years, with the possible exception of the Motels-which have become drug supermarkets and where no thinking person would stay...
The funniest part is that Goobsterdam is always whining about needing help! The folks in this town hate outsiders vehemently, and Goobstedam is one of the most provincial, xenophobic, paranoid and hostile places I have ever been. If it wasn't so crazy there, I would call it a small hole containing extreme conservatism. They paint themselves as hippies but they are really Republicans! All the folks there want is for you to come and spend some money (CASH ONLY!) and then leave.
John, your essay says to me "burn down the Veteran's Hall and Humboldt County will have to build us a new one". This is a dangerous viewpoint, but typical of the thinking of the disabled pot growers in Humboldt County.
Come to think of it, Garberville is a less than attractive nuisance, and the whole place should just have the orange-fence treatment that it is famous for.
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