Wingnut myth: Charitable giving will pick up the slack.
“I know everyone is saying it, but it’s true,” Genieve Shelter Director Val Livingston said. “In my 13 years here, I’ve never seen it this bad. It’s always been a few thousand here, a few thousand there, but just last week we lost $9,000 in grant money that we received last year and were depending on for this year and won’t get. It’s just getting worse.”