LETTER: How to create a Utopian society

Reader Sharon Lovelace: spend money on local healing first.

This is a beautiful community where exists a large number of kind, loving and generous citizens. People who will give of their time and resources to raise money by walking for causes.

I am of the opinion if there are people within the community who are homeless, improperly nourished and suffering all manner of ailments they need the community’s care and concern first.

Great sums of money have been raised and sent far way. I say walk for the community first. Money raised can provide for temporary accommodations, drug and alcohol treatment and support to set these individuals back on the road to recovery. They then can become active, positive participants in the community. The overall health of the community will improve.

As the community is being healed from within, police officers can expend more time keeping designer drugs out of the community.

Once the network of healing is set in place, then help can be sent far afield, like dropping a stone in water, creating a ripple effect other communities will follow.

Sharon Lovelace

Nelson

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