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Readers reflect on Donald Trump's language and suggest volunteering at a local emergency shelter.

Is Trump speaking your language?

So, you voted for Donald Trump. You thought he would be a refreshing change, someone who spoke your language and promised that if elected, he was there for you.

As for the latter, are you aware that he was not there for you for 111 days in 2017? He was either tweeting or watching "Fox & Friends" from his residences in New York or Florida, or playing golf — all at taxpayer expense. My question is: When is enough enough?

This vulgar-speaking, disrespectful twit continues to embarrass and disgrace this country day after day. Remember comments like "Puerto Ricans are lazy," "Nigerians live in huts," "Mexicans are rapists" — and yet, "Nazis are very fine people?" How many leaders, countries and individuals must he insult or demean to make himself feel whole and superior? Is he still speaking your language?

Even with witnesses to his obnoxious behavior, he never admits wrongdoing and claims total innocence.

Last but far from least: when, if ever, will this loser of the popular vote ever stop blaming Hillary Clinton for his woes, whether real or imaginary? I ask you again, when is enough enough?

Lin Vanderzanden

Forest Grove

Opportunities to volunteer at Forest Grove's temporary emergency shelter

We're well into shelter operations for this season, and our experience has been generally positive toward providing a safe and welcoming shelter for those experiencing homelessness.

We're continually expanding our list of volunteers. Friends, colleagues or family are welcome to drop in during operating hours to observe shelter operations. Kids are also welcomed when accompanied by a parent.

We welcome all volunteers for various positions. Our primary challenge is securing volunteers for overnight hosts (7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.) and overnight split shifts (half overnight shift, i.e. shift 1 is 6:30 p.m. to 1:10 a.m. and shift 2 is 12:50 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.).

Discover openings for service shifts at our signup page: https://oldtownfg.com/shelter. If you have any quest

Cory Wallace and Elena Parker

Staff Coordinators, Forest Grove Temporary Emergency Shelter


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