Whenever you turn on a television or read a news article nowadays, all you hear is a litany of things that certain people and groups want. We the residents at Sunset Village are a bit different.
We don’t want a lot of things; we don’t want pity, we don’t want a handout, we don’t want to gain an unfair advantage over anyone else at the expense of our integrity.
We also don’t want to be uprooted from our long-standing ties to the Glenview community. We don’t want our children pushed out of the school system they enjoy so much.
We don’t want to live in fear of fire, unhealthy water and sanitary conditions, reprisals from managers or others. And we don’t want to be cast out into the streets homeless and penniless with our only tangible investment shattered.
There are a few things we would like; we would like you to know that we appreciate every bit of help and encouragement we receive from the community.
We would like people to know that this situation can happen to anyone regardless of how careful and diligent you may be. We would like to ensure that there are safeguards in the future to prevent this kind of devastation from occurring to anyone else.
We have made numerous inroads with various media outlets trying to get our story out in an effort to help others as well as ourselves. I would kindly ask anyone with an interest to please join our change.org petition at:
Despite the protestations to the opposite, the village of Glenview invested in quite a few things that were of less significance to fewer people.
I guess the question is why won’t they invest in the future of so many hardworking families and their children? Unlike some of their other investments they’ve made on your behalf, we honor our obligations and work very hard to be a part of the community at large rather than feed at the largess of the community.
So if there’s one thing that we do want, it is to be given a chance.
Sunset Village resident