Community members, City help provide heat for homeless

The proposed plan is to create a village with the shelters on city property behind the post office, where the limb dump has been held.DANA MERRYDAY/THE CHRONICLE

Major Thomas Egan was a sensitive and conflicted man. Bright, highly educated, and proud, he refused to ask for, or accept help, even from well-meaning friends. Although he was eligible for Social Security and a military pension he chose to go it alone and try and make it on his own. A penchant for drink made him ineligible for most Veterans Administration assistance programs. His . . .