Another back up to the soup kitchen being in the backyard of those near the elementary school is the extreme poverty of the children in Harewood. They are the most impovershed children in B.C. and the third worst in Canada.
There will allways be soup kitchens and they have to go somewhere. It would be a bit premature to think its no good for such soup kitchens to be in an area because of what might happen. Its the positives of relocation that a person should look at not the possible negatives.
According to Thursday's daily news the school is not for sale in Harewood, for the 7-10 club I guess they will be my neighbours for a while longer unless someone out there knows of anything else in the works for their relocation.
I wonder why the school is not for sale. Not for lease or rent either? what a huge waste!!
I heard a rumour a year or so ago that the army wanted that school but nothing became of it.
Originally Posted by kickidee
The ignorance of those that always see a negative side to things in life. The 7-10 Club is a positive humane activity, much needed in our society. Those that are so ignorant and selfish in thought, need to really open there eyes to what life is really all about. When you get there you will see why the light bulb was invented. As for proper management,, yes, that is all it takes, and this worthwhile operation can function easily in any neigborhood without the worries of those that have such closed minds. !!!!!
Oh,,, as others have said,,, try doing the volunteer work and really get a hands on experience before you make your judgement.
People have to eat and it is as simple as that. One hell of a harrah for those volunteers that give their time unselfiously by putting in many many hours of work so the hungry can eat.
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Why do you think they got kicked out of the church? People that lived near the church they were in said they would come home to find people smoking crack in there back alleys
Come on,, that is not the real reason!! That was just a easy way out to convince people as to why they did not want them. Now the Church has gained the attention of all the people and have implanted a negative thought. So sad!!
When the Church turned this sort of humane society out on the street, I lost total faith in what this Church stood for.
Is this what people think about people who are trying to find a place to eat?
For 6 months I lived a few doors down from the 7-10 club and experienced no problem really. There was some noise issues at the beginning, but nothing outrageous. My car parked on the street was not broken into, vandalized, etc, where as in other areas of Nanaimo I've been repeatedly ripped off.
The neighbours around the area also got more involved in their community as they were worried about the club. This lead to more community cooperation and sense of neighbourhood.
I mean really...it has to go somewhere! Poverty is not going away.
We are on the same page Blue, As I was watching that video I saw a concern about the kids but in reality the people who frequent the 7-10 club also were kids once and the kids of today will be the next group looking for a place like the 7-10 to eat