Quantity versus quality

I was a grateful resident at Stepping Stones and Ward Street Place when I first came to Nelson.

Re: “Grant funds Ward Street,” August 1

I was a grateful resident at Stepping Stones and Ward Street Place when I first came to Nelson.

It is unfortunate that the shared bathroom environment cannot be rectified in Ward Street Place.

There is a lot of discontent among the residents over the bathroom usage. Very sad, even though the cleaners were excellent when I was there, that each apartment does not have its own bathroom.

It is also very sad that Stepping Stones cannot be moved above ground instead of trying to help/heal/relocate sometimes sick and underprivileged folks in an underground environment.

These people deserve better treatment than an underground environment which also thrusts them right out onto main street and into the public eye/scrutiny as soon as they leave the building.

With the dollar amount of a grant that is being requested as a business proposal, perhaps the powers that be should stop padding their own wallets (as in the form of a paycheque) and actually make some changes that are going to benefit these underprivileged folks and not just cramp them up some more. Quantity can never equal quality!

Valerie McKone

Nelson

 

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