Comments about ‘Provo homeless services provider to open on-site transitional housing in January’

Return to article »

Published: Saturday, Dec. 28 2013 6:05 p.m. MST

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

This is terrific work. From the programatic support of UVU and BYU to the support of individuals throughout the valley, it is nice to know that we come together in support of those who have needs. Congratulations on the opening of this facility.

Global Warner
Provo, UT

Wow! This has been a long time a-comin’. Unfortunately the FCC has suffered from a lack of vision and leadership, from its board on down. I know this having served as a volunteer there for many years. The preference was to send transients out of Utah Valley, by bus to SLC or south to Vegas. While some city and county officials put on blinders and sought to ignore the homeless so as to avoid Provo becoming a magnet for the country’s have-nots. On the other hand, the LDS Church along with other religious entities, have been generous in providing food, clothing, and financial resources to those down on their luck. They are certainly to be commended. Hopefully, our community will finally begin to practice what is so often preached, and become our brother’s keeper. The idea that the FCC needs to be operated like any other hard-headed business is such a fallacy. Charities, humanitarian organizations, etc. should not be about efficiency and cost-cutting. They ought to be about humanity, not some board member’s definition about accounting.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments