‘God’s healthy place’

Posted Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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In regard to Wednesday’s story about the homeless taking refuge where they can, I’d like to express concern about the number of homeless rising 10 percent since 2011 and suggest that our city become more aware of what our homeless shelters are doing to help these people.

It’s up to us to get involved with the city’s shelters and give them the support they need to helpthose on the streets.

Union Gospel Mission on East Lancaster Avenue is celebrating its 125th year. It offers a safe environment, with food, love and hope to all who enter.

The shelter also ensures and implements order and rules to deter theft and violence, which the article mentioned was one reason people choose not to use the shelter. It is a safe haven for children and is often referred to as “God’s healthy place.”

I encourage all who can to donate time or resources as a birthday gift to Union Gospel and the people it serves! It will be a wonderful gift to our city.

— Allison Wagner, Fort Worth

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