The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition is distributing mosquito nets to the chronically homeless this summer.
An estimated 200 people live in woods in Charlotte County. Executive Director of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Connie Thrasher, says that can be tough – especially in the summer time.
“oh my gosh – have you ever camped in the summer – not in Florida.”
So Thrasher says for the last 3 years the Coalition has handed out large sturdy rectangular mosquito nets that can be draped over polls or tree limbs – or placed inside a tent.
“actually the first time we got them it was the suggestion of a homeless person who was very savvy and went on the computer and found a source for them – and we’ve used that source - he said it is just awful to be living outside with the mosquitoes – it’s beyond comprehension”
The fifty nets were donated to the Homeless Coalition – they cost about 17 dollars each. Thrasher says going to a homeless shelter in Charlotte County is not an option – because there aren’t any.
Thursday, 21 June 2007 01:00
Homeless Mosquito NetsWritten by Valerie Alker