Joseph's Storehouse gets a new home

Joseph's Storehouse gets a new home

There are 16 comments on the Redlands Daily Facts story from Sep 4, 2008, titled Joseph's Storehouse gets a new home. In it, Redlands Daily Facts reports that:

Thanks to ESRI and the Redevelopment Agency, Joseph's Storehouse has a new home.

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 4, 2008
ESRI has way to much power in this town!

This article makes ESRI sound like heros. You know Jack Dangermond just doesn't want transients around the entrance of his business.

He is moving them out of his sight and moving them to a place that is ignored by Redlands, CHURCH STREET!

This is going to cause big costs for the city when it realizes there is big problems with transients sleeping underneath the freeway and in Sylvan park, which already occurs, but they will come in masses now.

This area is right next to the high school. Do we want paroles and transients interacting with students?

As a church street resident I can not take anymore. A stadium with no parking has been built a block away from my house. The reconstruction of the street has sat on the table for nearly 12 years. Now there will be even more litter thrown in my front yard.

And when they build a bike trail it is going to be mostly used by the homeless. And once metrolink runs through Josephs will possibly attract homeless from San Bernadino.

This area is not even part of the redevelopment area. And surely has nothing to do with economic development. It basically will kill the neighborhoods in the surrounding area.
Yes I know because I will be the first to move!

I don't mean to insult the people that work at St Josephs. And the homeless need someplace to go for help, but this is not the right location.

San Bernardino, CA

#2 Sep 5, 2008
Amen Andy! All your points are valid....My mother lives close to the new location and I can attest to them all!

To further ESRI's campus - they are renovating the old Stater Brothers building on Redlands Blvd, next to Circle K, why not let Joseph Storehouse move there? It's close to the bus stop, the needy would just get off the bus, pick up their goods, and get back on the bus, or continue to walk to and from Jenny Davis Park.

The article indicated Joseph's Storehouse would have more space? Tell me what that means? I used to work in building on Stuart Street, it's not THAT big, they won't have a back donation lot like the current location has.

How convenient, a nonprofit organization donation=HUGE tax break. The people at the meeting gave a loud applause, all the employees of ESRI were probably paid to attend the meeting and clap!

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Sep 5, 2008
At least they'll vacate Jeanie Davis Park...

...and move to Sylvan Park!! Think of all the extra space and restrooms!!
Richard Hayden

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Sep 5, 2008
I guess you forgot that ESRI is under no obligation to help these people. Just maybe you and they should be grateful for what they have done. Let me grew up in a dysfunctional family and walked to school in the snow uphill both ways.
The idea that they will ride a bus to Redlands, get their goods and get back on the bus and ride out of town is pure fantasy. If they cannot afford the basics, then how will they pay for the bus? Go to Berdoo and see the intersection of 6th and G where the Greyhound station is. How many of those critters have forgotten to get back on the bus and leave the land of entitlement. I have a better idea, unlock the door to your house and let them in. I mean if you work hard to get what you have, then you should give it away to help others, even if it means you go with out. Better yet, give them everything you have. You work hard, pay your taxes and give it all to the disadvantged and then you can go to Joseph's Storehouse. I bet you wont.
Matt Malone

Temecula, CA

#5 Sep 6, 2008's important to not forget that Joseph's Storehouse makes out like a bandit on this deal. They get a way bigger facility that's worth a lot more money. They come with a ton of equity in the building.

Rowland Heights, CA

#6 Sep 6, 2008
Redlands is modeling its growth plan after San Bernardino. Attracting the homeless, drug addicts, gang members and Section 8 will get GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND MONEY!

Within the next 12 months I expect to see a prostitute or two or more walking the streets. I peg Orange and Colton or State and Redlands Blvd to be the beat they walk!

Why Redlands, Why? Such a beautiful town and it's going downhill fast!
John Basilone

Yucaipa, CA

#7 Sep 7, 2008
If you build it they will come!

“Brutally honest”

Since: Jun 08


#8 Sep 9, 2008
The Storehouse isnt just for homeless people. NOW, with that said Im thankful that I will have the beautiful view back while im noshing on fabulous Thai cuisine @ Benjarong.
Supportive Citizen

Redlands, CA

#9 Sep 10, 2008
The people of Redlands shouldn't forget all of the good things that ESRI and the Dangermond family do for this community, as well as other communities, states, and countries. They are under no obligation to give anything to anyone, but consistently offer services and funds to those that need assistance. ESRI is huge company that pays a lot of taxes that help support our city. They employ approximately 2,000 here in Redlands. Those people also pay taxes to our community, paid with money earned at ESRI. Those 2,000 people have homes here, families here, shop here, all the while spending their money in this community. What does all this spending and paying of taxes do? It supports our community! When, as individuals, we make charitable contributions, don't we make sure that we get our little tax break from those contributions? Why should ESRI or the Dangermonds be any different? We all try to help out others (well, some of us do), but look out for our assets at the same time. Don't be so quick to judge ESRI or the Dangermonds. Take a look at all the good they do and say "thank you!"
Supportive Citizen

Redlands, CA

#10 Sep 10, 2008
PS - ESRI also holds Food Drives a couple of times a year that benefit both Jonah's and the Family Service Association of Redlands. How selfish of them!
Supportive Citizen

Redlands, CA

#11 Sep 10, 2008
Working Mom in Redlands

Van Nuys, CA

#12 Nov 7, 2008
If it were not for Joseph's storehouse my kids would go without food and clothing. there are resources that would be trashed if it werent for volunteers sorting through & giving it to people who NEED the help. trust me, you would not stand in that line if you did not need the help.the onlything Joseph's has ever ask is for people to look up and offer thanks to God, from whom all blessings flow. ESRI should help Joseph's more, we all should. Peace

“Brutally honest”

Since: Jun 08


#13 Nov 8, 2008
yeah, eventhough I made a sarcastic, crappy comment earlier in this topic...I have to say that we should ALL refrain from putting places like this down. With the economy the way it is, we may all be standing in that line for clothes and food.

United States

#14 Dec 17, 2008
I thought it was pretty socially progressive to have ESRI, Joseph's Storehouse, and Benjarong all sharing the same side of the street. Kinda hard to stick your head in the sand with volunteer opportunities right in front of your face...Hopefully they will not be forgotten on that side of town.
bmxmom in Redlands

Upland, CA

#15 Dec 23, 2008
WhyRedlandsWhy wrote:
Redlands is modeling its growth plan after San Bernardino. Attracting the homeless, drug addicts, gang members and Section 8 will get GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND MONEY!
Within the next 12 months I expect to see a prostitute or two or more walking the streets. I peg Orange and Colton or State and Redlands Blvd to be the beat they walk!
Why Redlands, Why? Such a beautiful town and it's going downhill fast!
well, 1 - you're from Covina, why would you care about Redlands? 2- San Bernardino's problems didn't come from within - they came when LA started bussing THEIR homeless, Section 8, etc. TO San Bernardino to get rid of them.
3- I'm willing to bet that NONE of you haters have ever been in a situation where you needed help. These people don't want to be on Section 8, or want to have to go to a place like Josephs. They'd love to be able to buy their own food and clothes. Yes, there are SOME that ruin the system, but let's not judge everyone by the few. I was once one of THOSE people - it wasn't pleasant, fun, or something I wanted. But it beat the heck out of being hungry. Why don't we stop being so selfish?

Anaheim, CA

#16 Mar 13, 2009
My husband and I walk our dog past the new home for Joseph's Storehouse every evening about 9 p.m. or so. By that hour, everyone is inside and settled for the evening. One evening, my husband was invited to come in to see the shelter. I waited outside with the dog (a small! min pin) and wasn't fearful or nervous about being alone outside. When he returned a little while later, he had nothing but praise about the dignity with which the "residents" were treated. This IS in my backyard and I don't mind a bit. As we walked toward our home, a middle aged woman came toward us and asked us if we knew where the shelter was. My husband and I directed her and he was able to tell her that there was a bed available for her. She thanked us and went on her way. There was nothing scary or drunk about her, just someone who needed a helping hand with dignity. Thank you ESRI for making sure our homeless and our less fortunate are being cared for. And shame on the rest of you for being more concerned about "not in my backyard" than for the welfare and comfort of those is need. Be careful, you may be the next one who is need in their services and you'll be glad they weren't moved to someone else's backyard!

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