Letter: Show some compassion
Show some compassion
Editor of the Reformer:
The home of an elder Bellows Falls resident burned while she was away at her daughter's home recovering from life-saving surgery.
Although there was no clear and present danger, local government was quick to press her to give it up, leaving her life's treasures behind, while she prepares at her daughter's home for additional surgery.
What if local government and the community helped her to salvage and store her belongings until she can regain her health and find another place to live?
Compassion for frail elders in trouble through no fault of their own is the Vermont Way.
Howard Fairman, Putney, Aug. 9
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