Editor: I am writing to bring attention to the public and county officials, mayor, etc. I know some of Lexington does not know that there are homeless people in and around town. Or don't care to know. It breaks my heart to see how the world is today. No feelings for each other. Helping those in need. We pass some on a day to day basis and don't even stop to see if they need help.

A homeless man named Nathan Haynes, some called him Nate, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. He was someone’s son. A living breathing person who stayed under the bridge on Old Highway 64. He had no home. We all need to try to help stop things like this from happening. He was only 54. I am pretty sure that when they get the reports back they will find he died because of the heat and lack of food and water. I got a chance to meet him. He was very nice. God sent me to him. I just wish I could have helped him with a nice place to stay. He never asked me for money. I offered what I could so he could get himself some food and something to drink. It wasn't much but I tried.

We really all need to do better. I challenge everyone in Lexington to get involved in some way. Help your churches with food, clothes, etc., or the soup kitchens and the shelters. We do not always ask to be homeless. Sometimes things happen that are not always in our control. Lost jobs, layoffs, family member dies. In the blink of an eye it could be you. So please show everyone you care if not with money, a helping hand. Thank you. God bless you all.

Lisa Staten

Lexington