The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 11, 2008

Voices: Deserving respect

The homeless deserve our respect and support. Let us create a facility around the mall. This would allow all area communities to see that we want to help our homeless as well as show how socially progressive Joplin is.

There is a good chance they could get employment as needed. It’s a booming area, you know! They could cook our burgers, wrap our gifts and even assist with swiping our credit cards. Each mall employer could even allow a donation jar to help the homeless raise funds for their favorite homeless shelter. This would be a much more positive environment than downtown, which is still struggling to revitalize. Finally, thanks to the Baptist Church and other Christians helping those in need. Christ be with you.

Rod Plott

Carl Junction

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