Ever Helped the Homeless?

@MsJessi (423)
United States
March 12, 2007 11:13pm CST
Now, even I find it hard to feel sorry for some of the homeless...because some of them refuse to help themselves. But there was a time when I was there too! Not to that extreme...but I was in a situation where stuff happened and I ended up needing a lot of help and roof over my head...I was lucky enough to find a good Christian family that took me in for about 6 months while I worked and saved my money. Anyhow, I used to work at this industrial park...there were a lot of homeless there...and I remember one day on lunch, I had went to taco bell...but I saw this woman and a guy and they were sitting under the bridge on a 90 degree day, huddled together so closely...it brought tears to my eyes, so I pulled over and gave them my lunch. Then there was another time that I saw this old guy standing out front of a gas station talking about trying to get home to his family...and I gave him $10 and then watched him to see what he would do...and he went in and bought beer! Ticked me off to no point! But what can you do? I guess giving food is better than giving actual money!
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@Wingedman (238)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I volunteered at a soup kitchen once. I wish I had more time to do it now. It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. When we weren't serving and the volunteers had a chance to have a seat with the folks that had come in for meal and actually talk with them it was heartwrenching and hopeful at the same time. I met one guy who was a disabled veteran at the soup kitchen and he had the most wonderful stories. He spoke with such pride of what he'd done in his miltary service, but he'd had a stroke or something that had cause a speech problem so he couldn't find a decent job and was too proud to see public assistance with getting VA benefits and social security. I talked with the soup kitchen staff about him briefly and they all said they had tried to help him get the paperwork filled out so he'd have something coming in so he could have a roof over his head reliably, but he refused. It breaks your heart. But I'll never forget that conversation.
@angeljc (20)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Yeah!!!food will be better!!!We dont know where those people will do if you will give them a cash. I've been there several times. Especially here in my country, you will give them some cash, and you will found out that the poor kids will turn over the moneys they collected to someone they called as their boss!!!poor little kids..