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Showers for the poor

Jao YarrowHomeless Seasonal WorkerBreckenridge

I am a seasonal worker here in Summit County. One of the major things I have difficulty with is obtaining a shower. The shower and entrance rates to the Rec Center both in Silverthorne and Breckenridge are too high, $6 and $10 respectively. I would like to urge the city and county governments here to drastically reduce or make free showers to its local homeless, poor and seasonal worker residents. Our sweat, brawn and pain goes into keeping your toilets clean, your rooms vacuumed, your yards landscaped, and your streets swept, the least you can offer in return to help us meet our basic needs for cleanliness. It is in everyone’s interest, both for business and for employees. Currently I have no choice but to bathe in the rivers. It’s cold and it’s not what rivers are for, but I have no choice; I have to get clean somehow. I would love to be able to swim in a pool, jump in a hot tub and relax while taking a how shower, but I cannot afford to because the Rec Centers are geared to serving the local rich residents and clientele only. So share the wealth Summit County! Evolve into the 21st century and let’s create a world of abundance for everyone while we leave poverty and depravation behind into the ash heap of history.

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