With all the focus on the homeless crisis in New York City let us not forget the smaller pockets of homeless citizens that exist throughout the Lower Hudson Valley. We live in one of the richest counties in the State and contribute the highest taxes State-wide yet our homeless shelters are in disrepair and the homeless are being neglected.
A small group of concerned citizens in hoping to help restore the Oasis homeless shelter in our town of New Rochelle as major development goes up around it. Contributions from the city and county have not been enough to repair this shelter and provide a decent place to sleep for our homeless citizens.
Our citizens voted the repair of the Homeless Shelter as one of the top three ideas when polled by our developer RDRXR through NR Future for needed Community Services, but we do not see any movement on this issue. Ideas are hopes, not really commitments. It's great to have the voices of the community heard , but if nothing is going to be done why listen in the first place. See link to our idea here.
Please support our campaign or provide assistance in any way you can. We would hate to see beautiful new high-risers and retail stores next to a shelter with broken windows and homeless people flooding our new parks because they have no where to call home. Something like this is not only heartbreaking, but completely unacceptable in a revitalized downtown in Westchester County. Building a new shelter is our dream; just repairing the broken windows and installing new flooring is our realistic hope.
Our fundraising page is here.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope you can provide some assistance for this much needed cause.
New Rochelle, NY