Does Savannah need a Task Force?: Columbus Local News: Region & News: Dialogue regarding homeless must involve businesses


Dialogue regarding homeless must involve businesses

* Task force members also say churches can play a key role in addressing the situation here.

This is what we talked about at the DNA meeting (well the business part didn’t get as much focus as we would have liked!) when AlderWoman Mary Osborne made her comments at the end of the meeting.

We wrote about this in our “Open Letter” after the recent Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting.

She basically indicated that the City had no additional funds to put into the homeless issue in Savannah. Her focus was on the efforts that Churches might be able to put together to further the work of the City & the social service agencies & non-profits who work on the problem today.

Our mission has been about coordinating & collaborating with the faith-based community about how we can come together in a more focused & coordinated way to help out the homeless folks in Savannah.

We have always had a few ideas we were ready to put on the table with the business community (Tourism Leadership Council, Visit Savannah & the Savannah Ares Chamber of Commerce) as well & we will be expanding upon those ideas soon. We are already engaged in discussions & soon will be with other business sectors we anticipate.

This quote from the referenced article sets the tone for our efforts as well:

Local businesses and churches can play a key role in the issue of homelessness, said those gathered at the North United Methodist Church, 42 E. Tompkins St., Friday, Nov. 12.

We have contacts in the faith-based community in mind here in Savannah too, so be ready for our outreach to you!

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