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Enthusiasm for ECHO and Susan Funk 

Thank you Vicky Morse for highlighting the work of ECHO, North County's only homeless shelter, and the joy and celebration inherent in their Long Walk Home event ("Shame on Atascadero City Council candidate Funk," Sept. 13). It is true that many Atascadero residents, longtime ECHO volunteers for different community groups, decided to don Susan Funk campaign shirts and make it known that we think Susan is the candidate to choose if you value the work of ECHO and want to seat a council person who cares deeply about all members of our community.

One of my favorite memories from that day was watching the kids play with the bubbles our campaign brought. Kids who stay at ECHO, kids who do not. They were all the same and completely happy playing together. One of the best pictures taken that day was of a toddler with a bubble wand. I recommend everyone go to ECHO's facebook page and find the picture under "photos." While there, you can consider how best to help this amazing organization.

Christina Asdel Cisneros


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