Homeless shelter needs volunteers

Homeless shelter needs volunteers

There are 63 comments on the News Observer story from Dec 26, 2008, titled Homeless shelter needs volunteers. In it, News Observer reports that:

Linda Mahan says there is a real need for the shelter. News Observer photo/Cynthia Maude Fannin County Family Connection, which opened a homeless shelter last week at 101 Industrial Road off Ada Street, needs ...

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wishful

Decatur, GA

#1 Jan 3, 2009
people had those crackheads at home long enough no one wanys to go over and volunteer
Kelly

Middleton, WI

#2 Jan 5, 2009
If people really wanted to help the homeless like they say they do the would not be letting Linda Mahan run it she lies and treats people like dirt because she is to fat to be happy with herself she has a nasty attitude and she works for DFC.
JMO

Ellijay, GA

#3 Jan 5, 2009
something to believe in,

Then shall the righteous answer him, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? and the King shall answer and say unto them, verly I say unto you, In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.(Matthew 25:37-40 , KJV)

or to be easier read,

Matthew 25:37-40 (New International Version)

37"Then the righteous will answer him,'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply,'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Iseestupidpeople

Commerce, GA

#4 Jan 5, 2009
Kelly wrote:
If people really wanted to help the homeless like they say they do the would not be letting Linda Mahan run it she lies and treats people like dirt because she is to fat to be happy with herself she has a nasty attitude and she works for DFC.
well at least she is doing something, what are you doing to help?? besides sit on your fat butt and run her down. I would say you are just jealous of her.
GA Peach

AOL

#5 Jan 16, 2009
I'd rather help homeless dogs and cats!
People make the bad decisions and choices that land them in homeless shelters, homeless animals are a product of man's stupidity and irresponsibility.
The Poet

United States

#6 Jan 17, 2009
I agree with your positive thinking JMO,
On the path set by our Saviour we should go,
We are judged by what we do for those in need,
Else we are hypocrites driven by greed.

Whe we slander those who try the poor to help,
We simply become the Old Satan's whelp,
So let us act kindly as Christ taught so well,
It might help keep us off the road to Hell!
fc taxpayer

Ellijay, GA

#7 Jan 18, 2009
Why not let the homeless work at the shelter to help offset any expenses that it would take to house them?Why ask for volunteers when they are already there.
2WZ4U

Dahlonega, GA

#8 Jan 19, 2009
GA Peach wrote:
I'd rather help homeless dogs and cats!
People make the bad decisions and choices that land them in homeless shelters, homeless animals are a product of man's stupidity and irresponsibility.
My, aren't you the bitter old peach. I bet it gets tiresome wearing around that heavy judge's robe. Be careful, lest you find yourself on the other side of your harsh judgement someday, regardless of the brilliant "decisions and choices" you make. Should that happened you might find none willing to give you a helping hand. Maybe you could snuggle up with some stray cats and dogs. Come to think of it, most bitter old women do end up with a bunch of smelly cats for compaionship! By the way, I wish you would change your name, you give true GA Peaches, those with good hearts and compassion, a bad name!
Aaron Adamson

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Jan 20, 2009
Hard to believe there are so many cruel people in this world; and quite a few commenting on this site. There are some tragic stories among the homeless. What they need is psychiatric treatment, care and hope. Time to stop giving our country away to strangers overseas and start taking care of our own.
worker bee

Jefferson, GA

#10 Jan 21, 2009
Aaron Adamson wrote:
Hard to believe there are so many cruel people in this world; and quite a few commenting on this site. There are some tragic stories among the homeless. What they need is psychiatric treatment, care and hope. Time to stop giving our country away to strangers overseas and start taking care of our own.
amen
TLEE

Calhoun, GA

#11 Jan 22, 2009
GA Peach wrote:
I'd rather help homeless dogs and cats!
People make the bad decisions and choices that land them in homeless shelters, homeless animals are a product of man's stupidity and irresponsibility.
You will most likely smoke a turd in hell for having an attitude like that.

You choose to help animals over people??

Stray dogs and cats can be disposed of easily.

People need to help each other.

It is hard to believe people can be so messed up as to put animals before people.

Thank Ga. Peach is among a minority.
confused

Onalaska, WA

#12 Jan 22, 2009
bumping
JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL

Alto, GA

#13 Jan 22, 2009
I think I will, thanks for the tip, but then again, remember when all those documents on Wesley Duvall and Ron Newton were found, about them owning Cornett Bridge Co and they were doing all the bridges in the county and using Fannin County Road Dept employees and all those documents disappeared from the Tax Asses office. They will probably be gone to.Well I think that person that found them trusted the wrong people because she gave one copy to Angie Newton and Angie said she was going to take it to the FBI in Roswell where her husband used to work and then, Angie told her that Ron's parents had taken those documents out of her safe and had stolen the keys to her safe also. I would like to know what happen to FBI Agent Steve and Sgt. Cameron Rowe and why nothing was ever done???Those are the two she said she was taking the documents to. Well I guess they never saw them. I guess Angie lied when she said she hated the Newtons and did not care if they were prosecuted. I smell a cover up.
JMO

Ellijay, GA

#15 Jan 27, 2009
The Man Who Couldn't Save
Edgar Guest

He spent what he made, or he gave it away,
Tried to save money, and would for a day,
Started a bank-account time an' again,
Got a hundred or so for a nest egg, an' then
Some fellow that needed it more than he did,
Who was down on his luck, with a sick wife or kid,
Came along an' he wasted no time till he went
An' drew out the coin that for saving was meant.

They say he died poor, and I guess that is so:
To pile up a fortune he hadn't a show;
He worked all the time and good money he made,
Was known as an excellent man at his trade.
But he saw too much, heard too much, felt too much here
To save anything by the end of the year,
An' the shabbiest wreck the Lord ever let live
Could get money from him if he had it to give.

I've seen him slip dimes to the bums on the street
Who told him they hungered for something to eat,
An' though I remarked they were going for drink
He'd say: "Mebbe so. But I'd just hate to think
That fellow was hungry an' I'd passed him by;
I'd rather be fooled twenty times by a lie
Than wonder if one of 'em I wouldn't feed
Had told me the truth an' was really in need."

Never stinted his family out of a thing:
They had everything that his money could bring;
Said he'd rather be broke and just know they were glad,
Than rich, with them pining an' wishing they had
Some of the pleasures his money would buy;
Said he never could look a bank book in the eye
If he knew it had grown on the pleasures and joys
That he'd robbed from his wife and his girls and his boys.

Queer sort of notion he had, I confess,
Yet many a rich man on earth is mourned less.
All who had known him came back to his side
To honor his name on the day that he died.
Didn't leave much in the bank, it is true,
But did leave a fortune in people who knew
The big heart of him, an' I'm willing to swear
That to-day he is one of the richest up there.
confused

Onalaska, WA

#16 Jan 28, 2009
Aaron Adamson wrote:
Hard to believe there are so many cruel people in this world; and quite a few commenting on this site. There are some tragic stories among the homeless. What they need is psychiatric treatment, care and hope. Time to stop giving our country away to strangers overseas and start taking care of our own.
You aare right - however there are more idiots here than not --- with nothing better to do than cut others down. It is SAD.
HARD TIMES

Dawsonville, GA

#17 Jan 28, 2009
So many people have fallen on hard times, the economy is so bad, I would not judge others, while they are down on their luck, you could be next, and it could be you get sick and can not work, or lose you job, due to a lay off, you never know, so be careful what you say, you could be the next one they are talking about.
confused

Onalaska, WA

#18 Jan 28, 2009
These people don't care about others - only themselves.
North

Paonia, CO

#19 Feb 17, 2009
GA Peach wrote:
I'd rather help homeless dogs and cats!
It's neither a choice nor a contest. Who are you to judge what brought these poor people to such miserable circumstances? "Judge not lest ye be judged."
ernestine

Ellijay, GA

#20 Feb 19, 2009
I agree with North, people do not have the right to judge others, I believe it must be the Bible that states that, quoted so often. Here is another one-just good FYI, "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones". They simply stated that they need volunteers, however that being said, I do believe that you cannot help people who choose not to help themselves. The fact still remains, the are asking for volunteers, Do not help, because you do not like whomever, or DFCS, it Just an excuse that you are hiding behind....find somewhere else to do whatever it is that makes you feel so good about yourself.., must be something that you do to help others right?
bootsy

Paonia, CO

#21 Mar 2, 2009
I agree with North as well. We should not be Judging others "unless we have walked a mile in their shoes"

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