We were really disheartened to read the Longview City Council's reaction to efforts by local churches to provide a severe weather shelter this winter.

Council members said the churches should do more, and the churches stepped up. This location and facility have a lot going for them, close to services, spacious and well-equipped.

For a small investment, we're probably talking 10 cents on the dollar value invested by others, Longview could provide added security and transportation, and help make this work.

C'mon City Council, step up.

Lawrence and Deborah Studebaker

Castle Rock

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