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The Daily Poll: How to Help the Homeless?

The Daily Catch - published on 04/22/16

In yesterday’s article, Should We Give Money to Homeless People on the Street, or Not?, Zoe Romanowsky asked the title question to five people from organizations which help the homeless. Answers ranged from “Go with your heart,” to “No! Unless you really know them.”

In today’s follow-up piece, she asks them So, What Is the Best Way to Truly Help the Homeless?

More than monetary donations the homeless need to be seen in their humanity. They need a conversation, a hug, a smile — our presence to them. It is much easier to throw money at a problem that persists year-to-year, and not think anymore of it, but if we are to truly help the homeless, perhaps we must first ask ourselves…

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