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How would you help a homeless?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • first thing I’d do is send him/her to a place for a hot shower, makeover, new clothing, a hot meal, counseling and then to a job fair with all the help and resources they need to find work that will give them an income and a sense of pride and accomplishment.

      Then a bit of financial help while they‘re working and getting back on their feet.

      I subscribe to the philosophy, “teach a man to fish”




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      3sa wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Supply clothes and shoes that I don’t even wear.  And sometimes i do give $$ to the ones on the street even if they go buy beer...sometimes you need that too being homeless.




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      Victor Igumnov wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • @3sa++ Some just do need a beer.

      In all honesty some people like being homeless. I remember as a kid watching social workers physically chase after the homeless people at Santa Monica beach offering to give them shelter and jobs. Some just don't want it.




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      3sa wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Yes victori I read this today somewhere on the net:

      Money or Liquor?

      Now if you were to give money to a homeless person on the streets, you would probably want to know what they do with the money. The chances are they're going to buy some booze or get high, but that's just the stereotypical way of thinking things. Because Hostgator already did a real life experiment on being homeless, I'm going to take some of their statistics to form an example.

      Since I'm not going to ask you to become a homeless person for a day, lets imagine that you are one for now. If you were to work the corners or freeway exits for 8 hours a day, you would average a least $50 a day, but of course it depends on your "spot" and your "sign". Of course some make even more, but if you use $50 a day and calculate it as a full-time job, you would make about $12,000 a year. Hostgator's numbers were more inflated because only 2 hours a day was tested, but they calculated about $31,000 to $61,000 a year depending more on the apperance and sign.

      Even at $250 a week, a homeless person should be able to rent a small room and buy some decent food, but why do they continue to stay on the streets? Poor decision making is the answer. If homeless men and women were to save the money earned from asking for spare change, they would be more rich than a college graduate.




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      Karyn Olson wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • Not too long ago there was this show on the tele that involved giving a homeless man $100,000...It was an experiment to see what they would do with it....after some time he ended up broke and pretty much back where he started from...

      when asked what he did with the money...he said he gave money to family and friends...got a place and furnished it...got a brand new truck and of course he had a particular lifestyle prior to receiving the money so he maintained that...

      when asked why he didn’t use the money to better himself...he said that he was use to this kind of life and didn’t know how to live any other way...he had a beautiful apartment with a beautiful bed...but still slept on the floor...he had a brand new up to date truck but still chose to walk...and he still had his cart and went bottle picking...

      Just thought I would share this and see if anyone else had any thoughts on this....




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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 12, 2009
    • My hubby and I give money, clothing, food, prayer, a smile and a hug, direction to a place for shelter services, it is something to see people out on the street. It could be any of us at any time so I’m always trying to do my part to help someone and besides the word of the Lord tells us to treat ALL people with kindness, in doing so we never know when we’ll entertain an angel.




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