DONATING TO A NONPROFIT IS NOT THE SAME AS HELPING THE HOMELESS!
By Max R. Weller
Read the article in the Longmont Times-Call, by clicking here. Note the award to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, copied below:
$100,000 for the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless for increasing its photovoltaic capacity by participating in a solar energy project.
Bear in mind, BSH lacks the capacity to shelter all of the homeless in need, and another organization was formed to help do so, Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow; even so, there are as many sleeping outside in wintertime as under the roofs of these two nonprofits.
NOT a penny was awarded to any organization — and as far as I know, there isn’t one in Boulder County, CO at this time — interested in pursuing the concept of Tiny Houses for the homeless, a strategy which is catching on in many other cities across America. As just one example, see Tiny Homes Provide Shelter for Nashville Homeless.
Our local homeless shelter/services industry here in the Boulder Bubble remains backward, and its undeniable greed coupled with wasteful spending of both public and private funding is shameful, and will NEVER end nor even reduce the numbers of homeless people — men, women, and children — on the streets.
Peter Regan of Nashville, TN