who wou;ld you turn away from your home

United States
February 4, 2007 8:24am CST
I was just wondering who you would turn away from your door if you were to hear a knock on your door in the evening and you answered the door and the person at the door was someone you have never seen before, that was some poor old soul or a young teenager or any one for that fact and they were dirty and wore ragged clothes and they were hungry and needed a place to sleep ..would you invite them in ...even in this day and age not knowing what to expect would you still invite them in.....I know I would after all who knows what will happen in the furture to any of us we might be in there shoes one day and asking for help
3 responses
@jennifer611 (2502)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I like to help people.. I have a soft place in my heart for homeless especially. if someone needed help and I could offer it I sure would. I have given a homeless man clothing before. and spent time talking with him, he would come sit on my porch and talk to me and my ex husband. Where I am from the city is full of homeless people. we do have some shelters but they do fill up. especially on the cold nights.. we have had homeless people pass away because of the cold. they just couldnt handle it. but some of them dont want to be in a shelter, they dont want to deal with the rules or sometime they just dont want to deal with the people. they want to be left alone and be in their own world.. we have this HUGE empty building downtown that used to be a nursing home.. I mean its huge, tons of rooms in it. and its just sitting empty. I would LOVE to be able to open it up for either homeless or abused women and children.. I dont know how to do that and sure dont have money to fund it or start it but its something I would love to do.. I love the feeling I get from helping people and when I cant help I feel bad.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Thats a great deal that is the way it is here in Danville Il. the officals would rather tear the old buildings down istead of rentovate them so the homeless can have shelter just this passed summer they tore down an old hospital which had plenty of rooms for someone to make a home for the less fotunate it probably cost more to have them torn down then to rentovent them
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
I have invited friends in to stay with me and even they have stolen and taken advantage of my kindness. i wouldnt let anyone stay with me unless i trusted them. maybe i just had a few bad experiences, but i would rather give them some money for food and shelter then let them into my home. i wanna feel safe in my house :)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I can uderstand that you are leary about taking the poor person in and in some cases I probably do the same thank you for responding
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Yeah, it would be hard to turn someone away. At least you could help them for a day or two, maybe get them into a shelter or something. Give them a few $$ if you could.
• United States
5 Feb 07
But would you allow them in your home Thank you for responsding