Homeless need jobs, not handouts

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I am 13 years old and I would like to express my opinion on the homeless issue in Moses Lake. I went to a City Council meeting and they discussed passing a law that the homeless couldn’t camp within city limits and since then I have seen fewer homeless camps within the city, but there are still people sitting around asking for money. I think we should do something about that. I know we offer all of them jobs so that they have a chance to get their life back on track but I don’t think they want to work because it is easier to ask for money. The problem is, too many people give them money and it doesn’t help them to get excited about getting a job.

As citizens of Moses Lake, we should not encourage this but encourage them to get a job and if they need help that they should get it from Serve Moses Lake. They can help them get a job, and place to live, and medical attention if they need it.

Chance Morris

Moses Lake

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