Not unless you count my cousin when he had nowhere to live other than our couch. That said, we're also in a very rural area and the few homeless people here keep themselves well-concealed, so if they ever come out needing help then likely it's to the point that only professionals (i.e. at the hospital) can help them. Most of the people in this area don't even realize that they're there.
Numerous times. Sometimes it has seemed fool-hardy, but I know that when you are in need, you are in need.
well I`ve definitely given car rides to people in need. Like a girl walking and its about to pour rain. And ended up she was walking to the other end of our city. And a guy that looked like he had just got off of work and ended up he was walking way out of town and it was like a million degrees outside. And finally a hitchhiker on the side of the road that I picked up pretty much in exchange for directions out in bc.
Yes! And I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Here is why:
First off, as a university student, I feel truly blessed to be able to atten a great school and I believe that it is VERY important to help in my community as a way to give back. If I could afford it, I would build a building for the homeless to live in to get them off the streets.
Second, they are human beings too, and they need help. I refuse to make judgments because many of them became homeless as a result of circumstances beyond their control.
Third, it looks great on the resume under "volunteer experience".
Yes and got totally scammed every time.
The most memorable scam was when I was up in San Francisco. There was this bum sitting in a wheelchair with only one leg holding up a sign saying he was a veteran. I felt so bad for him that I gave him $10....minutes later I saw him strolling by with BOTH legs. Apparently he was sitting on one and hiding it beneath all his rags; he wasn't disabled o_O
Suffice to say, I'm hesitant about helping out the homeless nowadays since I've gotten scammed almost every time.
Almost daily. Tampa is the homeless panhandlers mecca. You can't stop at a traffic light with being approached. It's just easier to toss them some change than to try and ignore them.
I have given money to homeless people on corners, etc. many times. One time that really stands out to me is when I was on a date. A homeless person asked for money and I wasn't sure if he was really homeless. I offered to take him to the corner deli for a sandwich with my date and I. He gladly accepted, and we talked over a sandwich for about a half hour. He had a lot of great stories to share and he saved half of his sandwich for later. I wasn't sure at first what effect it would have on my date, but it actually ended up going very well.
I used to try to give a buck or two to a few homeless people I passed on the way to work. These days I am a little torn over whether this helps or hurts them in the long run. Homelessness is such a tough issue.
Yes many times and it felt good. Those things that we do for other are the things that really matters here on earth... give if you can and if you are capable because we can never tell the days to come.....
Really looking forward to do one in a more SUBSTANTIAL way.
Did many times, but not substantially.
I have. I work as a volunteer at a local church and we are often doing various things for homeless and those who are less fortunate.
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