Update 2/9: The man has been united with his famiy and is now getting medical care. His brother came for his things and expressed gratitude for all our help.
At Wednesday’s Board meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed the issue about the homeless gentleman who has been living on our property. For those of you who don’t know, we have a homeless man who has been sleeping on the grounds behind the Boag building and leaving his belongings there during the day.
The board felt that we had three options for handling this situation:
- Do nothing
- Call the police and have him removed
- Assist him in finding a better situation
The board looked at our principles in forming our response. Our first and second principles apply to this situation.
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
The board has, therefore, decided that we will proceed with compassion and assist this man in finding a better situation. He will be asked to store his items away from the children’s areas on the property and to be off the property before 8AM on Sundays.
Rev. Ed will be working with SOS to find assistance and housing for him. While that is being solved, the man still needs help. I am asking the congregation to bring things to help keep him warm, dry, and fed. If you have things that can assist him please talk with me (presidentocuucorg) .
Concerns or questions can be sent to Rev Ed or Mary Lundholm
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