|Letters to the Editor - May 13, 2013|
|Written by Readers|
A HAMPER FULL OF LAUNDRY AND A GROCERY BAG
Some lawmakers believe – wrongly – that volunteers will come fill in to help my clients do their laundry and will drive them more than 45 minutes to pick up groceries or medications. Home care clients have already lost an average of 15 percent of their home care hours through arbitrary budget cuts. More cuts to hours are penny wise and pound foolish because they will cause vulnerable seniors to go to more expensive settings like nursing homes.
If caregivers don’t caregivers don’t do laundry, shopping, or provide vital home care services, thousands of vulnerable Washington residents will have rubbish pile up, laundry overflow and cupboards go bare.
There’s a better approach. Eliminate tax loopholes and use the money instead to help seniors and people with disabilities.
Richard Ross, Kirkland
DONATE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Waste Management North Sound has over 250 employees who are committed to creating sustainable communities.
Our mission is to maximize resource value, while minimizing environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive. Our goal is to be part of the solution to the problems that sparked the original idea for Earth Day, and while that is a 365-day-per-year job, Earth Day is a good reminder of our commitment.
These few simple changes can go a long way in helping to do our part in preserving the planet all year long:
Jeff McMahon, District ManagerWaste Management-North Sound, Woodinville