To the Editor,
I have had so many people come up to me and say, “Cookie, I would love to go to that store shopping but can’t because I have a mobility issue” — walker, cane or wheelchair. If the businesses in our area want to give a hand up in our county, they should make all the businesses mentally and physically accessible.
Several people state that while they can enter the store, they cannot go any farther because of the closeness of the clothing racks. Face it, someone in a wheelchair could be smothered these clothing racks are so close.
All it takes is a bucket of cement, a wooden frame and someone to do the job.
If the city of Lumberton and the businesses want to give the residents a good Christmas present, give them the accessibility to come into your stores and shop with you. If the people know that you care , it could make all the difference in the world and would give those who have been confined a sense of freedom that they did not have before.
Vinita Maynor Clark