The Recent Cold

It’s been unseasonably cold in southeastern Wisconsin this week, and in Whitewater that presents a challenge for the disproportionately large number of impoverished residents (some of whom occasionally lack utilities, even at the most unfavorable times).

The three large public institutions in the city – municipal government, school district, and public university – have collectively dozens of heated and illuminated buildings, and yet one cannot recall a notice that their facilities were available to struggling individuals or families.  Perhaps there was an offer of that kind, but if so it was a nearly whispered one.

Indeed, the only offer heard was from a volunteer organization that recently opened at 834 Milwaukee Street.

One could say more, but the matter speaks for itself.

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