Sep 042014

Helping homeless youths in in our city
To the Editor:
With all of this discussion about the young people coming here from Central America, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba’s statements and the rally at the Irish Memorial two weeks ago, I thought it maybe noteworthy to inform others that we have at least 200 homeless young people in our schools already. The Davenport School Foundation is helping these students with their physical and emotional needs.
I applaud this worthwhile work which goes on unknown to most people. Is it right or just to put even more burdens on this group of caring people? We are caring people, who will help when asked. Our family took in three teens one year and helped them graduate from school and become successful young men. We did this because we were asked; it wasn’t forced on us by government officials.
This problem is difficult to solve, but the problem is the nations that the young people come from. Let’s try and fix the problem in their home country and not cause more problems here.
Bev Heidgerken

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