TELL the City TO REOPEN Larry Rice's St. Louis City HOMELESS SHELTER.

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THIS NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER (NLEC) IS A "WALK-IN" HOMELESS SHELTER THAT HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR 45+ YEARS BY REV. LARRY RICE. THE NLEC PROVIDES SHELTER TO 250 HOMELESS PEOPLE EACH NIGHT AND TO 50 HOMELESS PEOPLE THAT PERMANENTLY RESIDE THERE PARTICIPATING IN RICE'S "INTEGRATED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM" TO RE-ENTER SOCIETY. REV. RICE PROVIDES MANY SERVICES INCLUDING A DAYCARE CENTER TO THOSE MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN.  UNFORTUNATELY, THE CITY OF DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS CLOSED THE SHELTER PERMANENTLY ON APRIL 2, 2017 STATING RICE IS OPERATING WITHOUT AN OCCUPANCY PERMIT.  IT BOILS DOWN TO THIS. THEY ARE CRIMINALIZING THE HOMELESS AND TRYING TO RUN THE HOMELESS OUT OF THE CITY WHICH WILL NOT OCCUR.

THIS HOMELESS SHELTER HAS TAKEN CARE OF OUR FORGOTTEN...THE HOMELESS.  THE CLOSING OF REV. RICE'S NLEC HOMELESS SHELTER HAS BEEN DEVASTING TO THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY, THE HOMELESS ADVOCACY GROUPS, THE ALREADY FULL SHELTERS, AND THE ADDITIONAL EXPENSE TO THE CITY ITSELF.

THE USE OF THE ST. LOUIS CITY POLICE OFFICERS TO ADDRESS THE CONSEQUENCES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS' POLICIES AND ACTIONS HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BY MANY-- INCLUDING OFFICERS THEMSELVES AS CONTRIBUTING TO THE GROWING TENSION BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE RESIDENTS THEY ARE SWORN TO "PROTECT AND SERVE."

REV. RICE STATES THAT HE IS SIMPLY DOING WHAT GOD HAS CALLED HIM TO DO.  HE CONTINUES BY STATING THAT IT IS SICK THAT JUST BECAUSE HIGH RISE CONDOMINIUMS ARE GOING UP AND THEY DONT WANT THE HOMELESS AROUND.  Mayor Lyda Krewson has quoted as saying "THEY AREN'T HOMELESS THEY ARE FAKING IT AND ARE TOO LAZY TO WORK." SERIOUSLY MAYOR KREWSON?????

SIGN THIS PETITION TO TELL THE CITY TO REOPEN THE NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER HOMELESS SHELTER. ESPECIALLY SINCE RICE IS COMPLYING WITH THE CITY TO MAKE THE REPAIRS BRINGING THE BUILDING UP TO CODE.

TELL THE CITY TO REOPEN REV RICE'S NLEC HOMELESS SHELTER. WE ARE IN NEED OF SHELTERS TO PROVIDE DESPERATE HELP TO THOSE IN NEED. 

 



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