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Do you give to the poor and homeless? Who's problem do you feel it is?

  1. trcyph profile image61
    trcyphposted 8 years ago

    What can you do to help the problem of homelessness.
    Help for the homeless or downtrodden in a troubled economy.

    Please see my hub Help me I,m homeless

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image58
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I help when I am financially able.  I tend to help those who are physically handicapped.  I am not sure what else to do.  There have always been homeless people and no civilization has figured out how to stop it.  I feel for these people, but it is hard to give when you don't know who is actually needy, and who is just a scam artist.

    2. Shannondoah profile image53
      Shannondoahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Often homelessness is a mix of problems, I worked for a while with homeless people, and now can say.
      Most spend unwisely, Alcohol and Gambling,too many kids, Anyone could be homeless, it is usually Hard to say but THEIR OWN FAULT I do not intend to upset anyone, that has genuinely suffered hardship, for reasons, not their own.

    3. trcyph profile image61
      trcyphposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am not homeless it is the title of my hub.  Thanks for all who
      responded

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I wrote a hub too in response to someones question
        "Why Is Their Still Homelessness ,When America Is Wealthy"

        In my research I learned some interesting facts that I normally would not have known too.

        I have given to the poor and homeless and to be honest before my hubby got a job ,thought we could quite easily have headed that way . It honestly felt like a possibilty.

  2. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    I'm pretty sure there are no homeless within a 10 kilometre radius from me. Maybe even farther. Unless you count kangaroos.

    But I would have thought the homeless would also be completely hubless. How are you managing to get on the internet?

    1. HealthCare Basics profile image59
      HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.............

  3. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    Im poor myself. And Im sure he can go get online at the local library. Its free there!!

  4. Davinagirl3 profile image58
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    I don't think he/she's homeless.  That is the title of the hub. It is about how to help the homeless.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ahhhh, I've got it now. Thanks for the clarification.

      But they might be poor though. They can't even afford an avatar.

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image58
        Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I thought the same thing...

  5. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Um, guys... The name of her/his hub is "Help Me, I'm Homeless in Los Angeles". I think it's a pretty catchy hub name, and I don't think she/he was implying that they are homeless.

    The numbers of homeless have skyrocketed in this economy, and the demographics have changed. Where the majority of the homeless used to be those with mental health or drug/alcohol abuse problems, it's now normal folk, just like you and me. These people lost their jobs or their interest rate on their mortgage skyrocketed. They spent every penny they had to maintain the home while trying to sell it, to no avail. Eventually they lost their homes and were left with nothing.

    I personally do nothing for the homeless because every spare dime of mine goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, but I wish I could. The stories I've read are pretty darn sad.

  6. Beth100 profile image76
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I believe it is all our responsibility to help each other out.   There are many degrees of homlessness, and it doesn't necessarily mean that you are with out a home.  You can have a place to sleep but still be unable to support and/or provide for yourself and family.  Becoming poor and homeless is only 3 pay cheques away, something that many do not realize.  How many of you out there have enough saved to cover 3 months' of ALL your expenses if you should lose your source of income and maintain your cuurent lifestyle? This does not include using credit, a credit line, borrowing or selling off of personal effects. 

    I do help the poor and displaced by volunteering time, donations and clothing as much as I can.  I hope that I never end up in a situation like they are in, and hope, that should such unforunate times befall me and my children, that there are kind people like me out there to help me through a time of need.

    Kindess returns like in return.

  7. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    it is my responsibility, and I accept that.I also vote for the government that accepts the most responsibility on behalf of us all.

 
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