The Arrowsmith Rotary Club supports the efforts of organizations fighting homelessness in the Alberni Valley. The following excerpt was posted on their Facebook page.
"Myron Jespersen & Wes Hewitt presented today about homelessness in Port Alberni. Arrowsmith Rotary heartily supports the work of the Community Stakeholders Initiative to End Homelessness, Port Alberni Shelter Society and others who are working to end homelessness in the Alberni Valley.
Its so easy to turn a blind eye to homelessness and say its always someone else's problem, but when you learn more about, as explained by Wes and Myron, it certainly brings it home. When for so long it was about substance abuse and mental illness, its now about poverty for many homeless people. Both talked of the "continuum process" which makes so much sense. When Myron was speaking I thought of that long standing phase .... Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a life time".
Arrowsmith Rotary Club of Port Alberni