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Thanks for answering, I was referring to the US but you have a valid point that is relevant to each country. I think people should be charitable abroad but preferably after serious issues have been addressed at home to strengthen from within.
There are so many who ignore or are unaware that there are Americans in the US living as if they were in a 3rd world country with no home, food or medical care. A frightening number are children as well as WORKING adults and veterans.
I agree with your points however, there are people in the US without running water, electricity, food, homes, medical attention, etc. They are simply overlooked whether they are in Appalachia or in urban or rural areas.
I agree. However their problem is they lack the knowledge of government programs and resources that are available to them. Section 8, Welfare, and various governmental and non-for-profit organizations exist for them. Not the case in the 3rd world.
Dashing curious if you are aware that those programs are almost impossible to qualify for if you are trying at all to help yourself. We were homeless and working and couldn't get welfare or section 8.
peeples, I'm unaware what is required to qualify for these programs. However these and other options are not available at all in 3rd world countries. I believe charity does begin at home. My point was to illustrate why some folks donate outside.
Amen Peeples! I learned what people go through while working at a charity that helps the homeless and hungry. I have seen the working poor and the working HOMELESS who work at least 1 or 2 jobs daily. We'd do well to help them and our veterans 1st.