Helping Hand

Homeless in America

So I was at McDonalds this morning and a guy came up to me and asked me for “help”, and it got me to thinking how do we end homelessness in America?  You see I have seen this same guy before, it was about a year ago and even then he asked me “help” and out of the kindness of my heart I did help him.  I brought him Lunch, and gave him a couple an extra dollars, now I am thinking did I help him or did I handicap him. This time when he asked for help I was less likely to help out.  You see I don’t mind helping when I see the person trying to help themselves, but this guy seems to be in the same place that he was in last year.  He had no home, no food and it did not seem that he was trying to move forward.

So how do we end homelessness when some (not all) the homeless don’t seem to want to move forward.

I think the first thing we must do is challenge them to want to get ahead, and then give them a helping hand.  They must understand that a helping hand is just that “A helping hand” and not support.  Maybe I just tried to help the wrong person.


  1. Maybe you were right ... I think that you were trying to help the wrong person. Don't let this discourage you


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