The Turlock homeless shelter provides warmth, nourishment, basic needs and compassion to those in need. It may not be beautiful, but it lives up to its definition of being "a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger," "a place providing food and accommodations to the homeless" and "a shielded or safe protection."
Those who find themselves there during these wet and cold months are grateful to have a warm, dry place to sleep, warm food to fill their bellies and the compassion of people who care.
Turlock Mayor Kurt Vander Weide and City Councilmen Kurt Spycher and Ted Howze might have voted differently on this issue if they had to spend cold, wet, hungry nights on the street instead of in their comfortable homes.
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