Homeless people in Wilkes County are losing a shelter that has been helping the less fortunate for many years. Just down the street, Franklin Graham is getting a new taxiway for his planned aircraft hangar, funded by state taxpayers. I would rather my tax money help the homeless instead of Graham’s nonprofit, Samaritan’s Purse, which pays no county taxes.

LARRY PENDRY,

Millers Creek, N.C.

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NCRev

I am as passionate about the homeless, the addicted and the shelter. However, one would be quite ignorance and shortsighted to place Samaritans Purse in opposition to the homeless shelter. We are truly blessed to have a Christian ministry that affects the world in such a positive way as Samaritans Purse. The fact that the aid received by those who have been affected by disasters came through Wilkes County is a true blessing and is one of the few things that happen here that casts a positive light on our fair corner of the world. There is enougg Lowes money here that would build a fabulous homeless shelter, recovery center, etc. If you spent some of the money that has been thrown at romanticizing the devastating and debilitating moonshine industry, we could see some great things happen. Stop being ignorant and casting negativity on Samaritans purse and help the cause of healing broken humanity.


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