Monday, January 5, 2009

Community Builders, The Unsung Heros

At the Community Linkages Concept Committee (CLCC) we speak often about the positive changes that happen on a community level. We know that in each community there are unsung heros who fight for their community and for the betterment of Newfoundland and Labrador as a whole.

To launch the new CLCC blog I would like to acknowledge our first Community Unsung Hero. Although the CLCC is largely known for its campaign for rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians we recognize also that urban communities have their own issues. It is with this concern that we would like to acknowledge Ron Fitzpatrick of Turnings. Mr. Fitzpatrick is a man devoted to rehabiliting the community through healing some of our most troubled citizens. Those fighting addictions that have lead their lives down some difficult paths. Their personal battles affects us all, their desperation increases crime and causes people to make the wrong choices in life.

Turnings is a group now in financial difficulty and in danger of closing. I would like to impress upon industry supporters and government to continue the services of Turnings and those organizations who aid addicts in their quest for clean living.

To Ron Fitzpatrick and the people at Turnings, thank you and keep up the good work.

DJ Fancey
CLCC Secretary

Note: Neither Ron Fitzpatrick, nor Turnings is associated in any way with the CLCC, the CLCC would just like to highlight the work of Turnings as being the essential sort of service that builds healthy communities.

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