Did neighbors offer to help brothers?

February 14, 2013 

JBL Jarrell Demolish 6

JOAN BARNETT LEE/jlee@modbee@modbee.com The corner lot on Huntington Drive and Vicki Drive in Modesto, Ca. is pictured on Friday afternoon (02-08-13). The home of the Jarrell brothers was demolished Thursday by The City of Modesto because the brothers failed to remove debris from a July fire.

JOAN BARNETT LEE — Modesto Bee

What a heartbreaking story about the brothers who lost their home on Huntington Street, a place they called home for 40 years ("Blight no more," Feb. 9, Page A-1). I am assuming the neighbors actually offered their time to help the brothers correct this problem before the city demolished their home. That would be the right thing to do, right?

It's so difficult to rally together to help a neighbor in need, but so very easy to call authorities and complain about your neighbor's problem affecting your home value. Forget about your home values, people, they are already down the tubes. What about your personal values, Huntington and Vicki Drive residents?

Shame on you and the city of Modesto for allowing this to happen.

MARY LITTLE

Ceres

Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service