Rochester, New York – Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature applauded today’s announcement that Monroe County will be giving the Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless (REACH) $50,000 worth of goods and services to help open a homeless shelter for this winter.
“This action shows that there is never a wrong time to do the right thing. The Democratic Caucus has been pushing for this funding, even offering budget amendments earlier this month, and we are relieved that the homeless population will not have to risk their lives braving the elements this winter,” Minority Leader Cindy Kaleh (D – Rochester) said. “I would personally like to thank Reverend Peter Peters and all the members of REACH who continued to advocate at the county level for this shelter, even when the proposal seemed stalled. Their faith, determination, and compassion have won the day, in a fashion befitting the holiday season.”