Posts tagged: warming center
Duane Rasmussen: I have known for a long time that Ron Nilson has core values that a real Christians can respect. I am afraid that too many on this blog have been so absorbed in partisan bickering that they find it difficult to believe that some people try to do the right thing just because it is the right thing to do. Although there was an article written about Ron Nilson’s contribution to those less fortunate I did not see him promoting himself. Our Community needs more people like Ron Nilson.
DFO: I agree with Duane to a point here. Love him or hate him, Ron Nilson has done something that's thisclose to great, in offering his warehouse for a warming center for the homeless. He didn't have to do that. Also, Nilson deserves a H/T for his role in helping pass the Kootenai Technical Education Campus during hard times. I wouldn't want to see him in elected office, given his intense personality. But he is good for the community. His detractors here should admit that.
“This is a good place,” said Larry Motari, 53, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 about the new warming shelter located in an unused warehouse at Ground Force Manufacturing in Post Falls. See Alison Boggs' SR story about the new warming center here. (SR photo/Kathy Plonka)
“Crazy Love.” That's the name of the book organizers say inspired a plan to start a new warming center for the homeless in Post Falls that opened Monday night. “No matter what you do to show you love people, you can never really do enough,” said Tom Hamilton, plant manager at Ground Force Manufacturing. The Post Falls company owned by Ron Nilson is donating use of a 4,000-square-foot warehouse at 6001 Seltice Way. It will have heat, lights, a kitchen, bathrooms, tables and chairs. It will be open daily 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at least through February. Most important, it will provide a nightly shelter for the homeless from North Idaho's cold, wind, rain, snow and ice, said Patty McGruder, homeless outreach worker with the Dirne Community Health Center/Bill Buley, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. H/T: JimmyMac.
DFO: Please join me in giving a hat tip to one of our own here at HucksOnline, Tom Hamilton, and his boss, Ron Nilson, for reaching out to the homeless in this terrific way.