Would you help a person who was starving today?

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  1. CloudExplorer profile image78
    CloudExplorerposted 11 years ago

    Would you help a person who was starving today?

    If you seen a homeless person on the ground would you help him or her up onto their feet, would you create a shelter if you had the money to do so for them, would you feed the hungry if you we're in a position to do so. Pondering questions, and if you've done so before, please write a detailed hub article all about it, or even write one if you like to simply inspire folks if you ran into such money to help folks out in the future.


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    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    Absolutely!!!! This is a dream of mine. To be able to have the means to help as many out there as possible. The Bible says "Do not tell the right hand what the left hand is doing." Meaning boasting about what you have done for others, So I will bow out of that part of the question. Just to help someone in need and see that look of appreciation and maybe a glimmer of hope again is priceless. There are so many that need help out there. There are also many out there that could be helping them RIGHT NOW with the wealth they possess. Having that kind of wealth and not helping your fellow man/woman? I can't wrap my mind around that one.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image78
      CloudExplorerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      How else do you get others to believe in your efforts on earth if you don't make it public though, and so this is why I added that part of the question, and not for the sake of showing off what a person has done, for another.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I meant to do it through actions,  This would not stop me at all if the media chose to focus on it. I meant to do it from your heart, Not for a tax write off or for attention.

    3. CloudExplorer profile image78
      CloudExplorerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The media means nothing to me, people mean much more, and Hubpages is a powerful platform to alert the world of a simple message of hope folks may have to share, and so please don't get me wrong I'm looking for inspiring stories JT. That's all bro.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, I understand Cloud.

    5. arksys profile image85
      arksysposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      JThomp ... Its a dream of mine too... I would help anyone in a heartbeat if i had the means to do so.  A similar saying in Islam...

      "The best of alms is that which the right hand giveth, and the left hand knoweth not of." - Prophet Muhammad.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Amen arksys!!

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    Garifaliaposted 11 years ago

    All over Greece, churches and supermarkets collect food from us the faithful, the consumers: each time we visit the supermarket and every Sunday at church, each of us who can, give food stuff and medicine to be handed out to the so many people who have been rendered jobless or homeless or both. Through another program that collects money through the phone sevice, we make a phone call on a regular basis from which the money goes to keep children's orphanages open.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image78
      CloudExplorerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That is an awesome thing to do for people, wow! I'm so glad to here of such a reality today, and I'm looking for cool stories of true experiences to write about, so if you have any more please do write hubs about it. I will try to find them if you do

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      Garifaliaposted 11 years agoin reply to this
  4. Tonipet profile image80
    Tonipetposted 11 years ago

    Yes. I would aways try to help and share. You reminded me of three beggar friends in their old age who I had helped in 3 different times, 3 different places and 3 different situations. Those 3 different situations were defining moments of me realizing that true happiness is when you make someone in need very happy. Making a hub on this never came into my mind... but you're right, if we've helped someone starving in any way, perhaps a hub can help inspire others. I'd love to put it into an article. You are an angel! Thank you for asking this question.

  5. flashmakeit profile image61
    flashmakeitposted 11 years ago

    Yes when I was working I would always donate a few dollars to homeless people on the streets.  I also would buy a bag of food for elderly people I knew.  There are so many people living in poor conditions if I was rich I would be sure to help them.  I was just watching YouTube videos on homeless children in the Philippines and it broke my heart as well as the poor white people in South Africa.  I am unable to help any one because I can hardly help myself now days and I some time go to a near by church for free meals.

  6. Beverly Kase profile image61
    Beverly Kaseposted 11 years ago

    Not very many people will be honest. Some will say yes but in reality they wouldn't. These days with the economy the way it is, people are selfish with what they have. I on the other hand have been at the top,at the bottom and in the middle and so far still in the middle possibly heading down again. I will be honest though, if I had so much money the first thing I would do is pay off all my debts and get myself on my feet for my children and of course I will help someone I see. I won't give cash for the fact they could possibly buy drugs or alcohol, and that would mean I supported their habits. I will however buy food they can eat and something to drink. And If am able to, I will also direct them to the nearest shelter if they do not know of one or can't get to one. I don't like seeing people have to beg because I would not want to end up like them. I also do not like being around people like that If I myself have nothing to offer. I feel bad when they watch me walk away like I don't care. Telling them you have nothing when you really don't doesn't help because they all feel that no one wants to help them. There are still good and kind people in this world.

  7. Rosie writes profile image85
    Rosie writesposted 11 years ago


  8. Pamela99 profile image92
    Pamela99posted 11 years ago

    I have had women walk up to me in a grocery parking lot twice now and ask for money for food or gas, as sometimes people are traveling with little money. I have given them a little money and worried little about being conned. I live more my instinct and I think God puts some people in my path for a reason.

    I carry very little money on my person anymore, so the amounts are small. I belong to a woman's group and we bring food to every meeting to give to the poor. I also have an orange tree and a grapefruit tree, so when they bloom I donate some of them to the poor. We live on a fixed income, but I figure if I just do my little part, and someone else does something, the problem can at least be improved. It will take a lot of people willing to give something to really make a differences. I donate any clothing or household items that I do longer need also, but in the grand scheme of things I don't do nearly what I would like to be able to do.

  9. Faith Reaper profile image83
    Faith Reaperposted 11 years ago

    Oh, yes, without a doubt, and I have done so.  I had a personal ministry to the homeless a couple of years ago,   And at times after driving through a fast food business and getting my lunch, I will notice a homeless or downtrodden person, and just drive up to them and ask them if they are hungry, and give them my lunch, and then go back and get myself another lunch.  My son brought home a known "rapper" in the city in which we formerly lived, who he met while skateboarding.  I had always told my son, if he ever knew that someone was hungry or thirsty to always offer that person something to eat or drink if he had it, and my son took this to heart that evening.  My son came in with the rapper and said this is so and so, and he is hungry.  I told my son, okay, I have not fixed supper yet, but he is welcome to whatever he can find in the fridge.  I had some leftover cold tortellini in the fridge and boy did he eat that up and then off he went.  Never saw him again.  God bless.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image78
      CloudExplorerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Wow this was an awesome pay it forward story here Faith, I love what you did for that poor guy, and for others. It goes to show that many of us definitely do care genuinely for humanity as a whole, and it gives us a sign of hope today for sure. Nice!

  10. bridalletter profile image71
    bridalletterposted 11 years ago

    Great suggestion, a hub on the subject based on personal experience. I think feeding the hungry is a greater cause then anything else. I spent a period of time eating only once or twice lightly per day to ensure my kids had enough. The need has increased for a much larger percentage of the population.

  11. vibe047 profile image57
    vibe047posted 11 years ago

    Yes I will and I have helped many people starting from an early age. It's not for a particular reward or a return payment in the form of money that compels my passion. It's easy to walk by and allow 1 more person to believe that this is how this place should be (Careless). But then there are the few who enjoy growth, unity and strength in numbers from simple daily acts to results networking as far as the heart can share. I'm the older brother of six and from having so many siblings I'd consider this my "core beginning", from the sharing to protecting and teaching so early on. I used to volunteer at the YMCA and homeless shelters for years from middle school thru high school . I think the shelters were a little scary at first but led back to basic responses. The experiences "change you", little by little sometimes from the very first...Help someone!!!... It's therapeutic!

    1. CloudExplorer profile image78
      CloudExplorerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you had a genuine set of experiences dealing with the poor, and needy, as well as for helping to provide for family members. That indeed has shown itself to be a valiant effort, and is indeed a character builder for a better life. Awesome

  12. stanwshura profile image71
    stanwshuraposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I absolutely would, and I have done so - more than a few times.  Karma, man.  I know the pain of endless struggle.  I PINE for assistance, compassion, and remediation and successful treatment for a lot of difficulties.   I'm not about to walk past and ignore a person in need - as if s/he is invisible, unimportant, or not a human being with pain and feelings, hopes and dreams...JUST LIKE ME!

  13. mismazda profile image60
    mismazdaposted 11 years ago

    Yes  I would, and I have helped people..whom were not homeless, but had no food, as well as helped homeless people by giving them money. If I did have the resources, I have thought about opening a shelter or food pantry, their are many people whom are not homeless, but are hungry with no food at all.


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