The Eureka Rescue Mission recently made an announcement during its nightly sermon to the men who sleep there. The Mission told the men that they will be refused a place to sleep at the Mission and will be refused food at St. Vinnie’s “free meal” if they are found sitting anywhere within a two block square radius of the Mission!
A mellow, long-time sitting place for folks is on the sidewalk, not blocking anyone’s passage, a couple of blocks from the free meal. The owner of the business there is friendly with the people who sit there, and has no problem with their presence.
What kind of god does the Mission (and St. Vinnie’s) answer to, depriving people of food or shelter, as punishment for sitting in open air?!
The Mission apparently only wants the men who stay at the shelter to hang out in “the cage” which is the Mission’s day use area. That area looks and acts, more and more, like a cage.
AGAIN! SHAME on the Mission and St. Vinnie’s