Very interested to see on the news that at the Union Gospel Mission in Pasco, for folks to get a meal, they have to perform some volunteer work. Might develop some accountability/responsibility rather than an entitlement! Perhaps the same concept could be used for the folks on one -- or more -- of the federal and state poverty programs: volunteerism! A requirement to volunteer a certain number of hours to obtain/maintain benefits -- what a novel idea.
MARGARET I. MURRAY, Kennewick