Abandoned? Are you sure that would be the correct word?
MrsH, Yes, the Mormon church abandoned that building.
I do not think the Church abandoned the building if they donated the land to the
New Hope people. It appears the building was no longer needed or no longer
serviceable and therefore it was to be sold or donated as appropriate. The
Church's mission, as I understand it, is to help others, and if the New
Hope people can use the land in a charitable effort it appears fitting that the
land be donated to that worthy cause.Because the building was not
occupied nor in current use, it was not abandoned IMO. It was not in current
use, but it had an owner and was cared for, i.e., taxes were current and the
property watched over.
Strider, Thank you. that's exactly what I was asking.Abandoned seems
like such a strong word. I get a picture of old falling-down houses with rats
and homeless (no offense) folks living there.
Strider -- you are exactly right -- Abandon was not a very good description and
suggests uncared for -- Maybe the writer thought it would give the headline a
better pop -- May want to re-think that choice