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In our opinion: Homeless meters help to raise funds

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  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    It’s hard to believe that cranking coins into a repainted parking meter could be better than simply dropping coins or bills into a Red Kettle.

    As an old bell ringer myself (Kiwanis volunteer), I used to wonder if the Red Kettle could be secured and left unattended would it change the amount of contributions.

    For those who make a showy spectacle of their charity, the meter operation would be a clear winner. But for those who’s main and or only concern is for the homeless, the meter might be a needless obstacle.

    My attempts to find out more information about the Homeless Outreach Service Team have so far come up empty. It shows up on U-tube and the website of the Salt Lake Police Department, but the information is about the same as this article.

  • Way of the Warrior ANACORTES, WA
    Nov. 23, 2012 9:32 a.m.

    Great Idea!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    Just read the headline and thought, "Goodness, we have homeless people and now have homeless meters? What's next?"