Letters to the Editor
St. Petersburg Times
January 21, 2003
Presbyterians helped the homeless
Re: Scientology's 70th anniversary celebration for the Fort Harrison Hotel. I could not help but notice the contrast in happenings on the corners of Pierce Street and S Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater on Saturday night.
On one side there were red carpets and stretch limos, thousands of twinkling lights, beautiful flowers and potted palms, brilliant spotlights illuminating a tall building and a street blocked off for valet parking.
On the other corner, at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, a group of dedicated men and women fixed and served a hot meal and provided warm overnight shelter for more than 150 homeless people on a very cold night.
True Christianity is alive and working in downtown Clearwater.
-- Anne C. Epling, Clearwater