To friends and colleagues of the Well in the Desert:The cooling center opened on July 1 and as I write we are not even four weeks old. From day one we are seeing large numbers of people daily taking showers, getting clean clothes, snacks, coffee, cold water and enjoying the company of friends. Our referrals for services are tremendous and the need for help seems to grow daily. We are seeing way too many people coming in so that that can receive emergency food boxes.
Thank you all for your questions and concerns about the Well in the Desert. It is true that we are without a main building. But that has not stopped us. We are stronger than ever. Some people think we have closed. WE HAVE NOT! In fact, we have taken our lemons and turned them into some of the sweetest lemonade ever. All of us have faced challenges. The Well has faced many over its 21-year history but we have always overcome. Losing our building might knock the wind out of others, but not us.
When I think of visiting a cemetery, I usually expect something somber and quiet where I am expected to speak in a whisper and try to avoid looking too happy. So you can imagine my surprise when I pulled into Desert Memorial Park on Dia de los Muertos and was greeted by a throng a cars, the sound of mariachi and the smells of savory goodies and sweets.
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