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Letters: Closing a charity

October 23, 2012

Re "Hometown heartlessness," Column, Oct. 19

As a past resident of Costa Mesa and more recently a volunteer at the Someone Cares soup kitchen, I am incensed at the cruelty of Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever's threats to close the kitchen.

The place is run professionally by the staff and loads of volunteers, many of whom may have crossed county lines. Every day you can count on these folks to give so many of the community's needy a hot meal and some compassion.

Maybe Bever should visit the kitchen or lend a hand and talk to community members before he calls the place a nuisance and wants it shut down. Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, he may just grow a heart in the process.

Carey Strombotne

Laguna Beach

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