A reader writes:

Your post regarding a reader's experience at the gas station in Irvine was brought to my attention last week during the announcements of our small Episcopalian church service.  I recently moved here from Boston via Denver, and after living in some pretty rough neighborhoods, this really made me gasp.  I want to commend you for bringing it to the forefront of a small church's conscience.  It has spurred us to "do something." And with that, we have a group/task force to create a safe haven for families who are not among our chronically homeless population, but those who are recently displaced. We are already actively involved with the South County Outreach, Habitat for Humanity and other community programs. But we saw this as a particularly urgent need and we thank you for your thoughtful writing and for teaching us something more about our community at large.

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