Commentary by Margaretta Ogletree
When we were born our bodies were so well put together, but once we’re older we start losing body parts. Some of us can afford to pay for face-lifts, bigger chest parts, etc., but most of us can’t do either one. There are a lot of homeless people who need dental work, partials, and work on their feet--some are blind and need glasses or walking sticks. Now I know when you have some equipment that halfway doesn’t work you throw them away; instead of doing that, donate these things to agencies that work for the homeless--we are in need of so much help in the health department that we would be grateful to have help from our city. I know there are some of you who do understand and believe this plan will work.
Sooner or later it’s going to be too late and we’ve come too far just to have our health put on hold.
Copyright NEOCH and the Homeless Grapevine published June 1996-July 1996 Issue 16