A Solution to Housing the Homeless
The members of the Emergency Shelter Subcommittee of the Glen Cove Interagency Council have reached a temporary solution to help those in our community who might need shelter from the cold weather this season. It is the same solution they were working on even before Rev. Allan Ramirez came to Glen Cove, without the support of the Interagency Council, toting two coffins and a dog to falsely accuse everyone in our city of being cold hearted, unresponsive, unwilling etc.
The subcommittee is chaired by Rabbi Jason van Leeuwen and supported by representatives of the North Shore INN, North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, Glen Cove City Hall, La Fuerza Unida de Glen Cove, St. Patrick's R.C. Church in Glen Cove, the Melillo Center in Glen Cove and the Brookville Reformed Church. The subcommittee has developed a rotating schedule for local churches, agencies and organizations to share in ensuring no one is left out in the cold. The schedule is as follows: the Melillo Center from Dec. 21 through Jan. 10; the First Presbyterian Church in Glen Cove from Jan. 11 through Jan. 24; the Carpenter Memorial Methodist Church in Glen Cove from Jan. 25 through Feb. 14; St. Patrick's R.C. Church from Feb. 15 through Mar. 7.
The subcommittee will host a community meeting on Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. for all those interested and willing to help with their efforts. The meeting will be in St. Patrick's Convent meeting room. Please make every effort to attend.
Glen Cove opens its heart and arms to everyone in need. That's why there's a soup kitchen here, a shapeup center, affordable and low income housing to name a few of its efforts. In Glen Cove we take care of people without prodding from anyone, including members of the clergy. Let's hope we can come up with a solution to the shapeup center relocation. The city property on which it was formerly located has been sold, so a new spot is needed. Let's see what happens.
Happy New Year!
Our 1998 wish for everyone in our communities is for all to have many of the things money can't buy: health, love, happiness, inner peace, quiet joys and small wonders.
Happy New Year to everyone in Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Sea Cliff and Locust Valley from the editor, Melissa Rennie, Kristen Lincks, Christopher Worth, Sheila Ferrari and our entire staff here at the Record-Pilot. We would like to congratulate and thank all the parents and coaches who are involved with the many city, town and school athletic teams and take the time to compile results and provide game analyses. Their Herculean efforts throughout the year allow the Record-Pilot to headline its favorite people: our children.