Storm shelters lacking

While my great grandchildren were clients of The Ark Daycare at Good Samaritan Village, I had the privilege of being a “grandparent” in their respective classes.

It is a great facility, but I do have a major concern about the welfare of the children in a bad storm such as wind and/or a tornado.

The areas where the children would be sheltered are the bathrooms in each classroom. Those areas are very small and totally inadequate.

Inasmuch as The Ark recently became the beneficiary of a very large sum of money, why can’t some of those funds be allocated to the immediate construction of safe and adequate shelter?

There is a large unused space at the rear of the building where vault-type units could be buried. This could possibly be done before the upcoming tornado season.

I hope the parents and extended families of children who currently are enrolled at The Ark will become involved in pressing for a resolution of this situation. It is my understanding the facility is under the jurisdiction The Good Samaritan Society, and as such, the administration of the Society is the responsible party.

Joyce Lindahl
Hastings



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