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.