I Care About Homeless People

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    I got on a bus the other day full of people on

    their way home from work, Oakland at 6pm on a Tuesday. I sat by a lady in the back and we talked about my travels and she was absolutely a sweetheart. We came to a stop and she got up along with everyone else on the bus. She said goodbye and wondering if I was supposed to get...
    ambrose19 ambrose19
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015
    Ter4Doll Ter4Doll
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    With the heat here in Arizona reaching over

    112F during the day and 100 at night, I worry so much about those without the luxury of having a place to lay their head at night. My brother, sister in-law, and I go out and hand out free cold water bottles to those at bus stops, and those begging by the freeways. I always feel...
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23
    26-30, F
    Jun 19, 2015
    Midnightthewolfcat Midnightthewolfcat
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    There's actually a city wide survey to identify

    how many homeless we have. Finally. Maybe we will be able to do some good now.
    TrumpDestroyer TrumpDestroyer
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 4

    I will never look down on anyone

    unless I am helping them up!!! You never know maybe all that person needed was one act of kindness to help them along. You never know their story even if they are holding a bottle in their hand. Homeless people are still people with feelings.
    InLoveWithTheSun InLoveWithTheSun
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 20

    I often get asked for help by people

    who are in need of it. I think it's my friendly face . Giving money to people direct can fuel a drug addiction. I've helped drug addicts but only by guiding them to expert help. Drug addiction is in my view a medical problem once established however it begins. If someone asks...
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    I want to buy necessities

    for those who do not have it. I want to go around town and give them pizza.
    anonymouslysleeping anonymouslysleeping
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Homeless woman I know is 24

    and has three kids. I have spoken to her a lot and she has become familiar with me as I feed her regularly. I'm leaving the city for Christmas soon and I just went and gave her presents for herself and all her children. We hugged, we cried. I wish I could do more but knowing...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    My father was homeless in London.

    tells me stories of how the dead would lie on the floor and people would just step over them, not noticing, not caring. who carries their cold hungry dead bodies away? what happens to them? who is told of their death? Ever since I found out my father was homeless it gave me a...
    hjsco96 hjsco96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2015

    A lot of people end up sleeping rough.

    I'm not into being judgmental about this . I think that every town should have a shelter were people can go for a night or to. In these places they can be safe and be given proper help . Some choose to live rough but many have no choice . So if you can support...
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    not so much . how hard is it to find a job

    and start making money. but I feel bad for them but then I dont
    oliviatt oliviatt
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    rahifsaad rahifsaad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2014

    I was in New York once

    and a homeless man came up to me to ask if I would donate any money to him. You could see that he was a little shy because of the rejection he must have had before and was worried I would be the same. My three friends all told him no and walked away, I gave him whatever I had in...
    Untamablespark Untamablespark
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    That's how it happens.

    Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive reciprocal loving family relations from the beginning. It is never mental illness, and rarely addiction. It is lack of love...
    Ajushi Ajushi
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    18-21, F
    Jan 31

    some people who go homeless are actually some

    good people who ended up on the wrong side of the tracks by accident
    Sauceydoll Sauceydoll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    lol of course I do, especially

    when I am one of them
    hailyscomet hailyscomet
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    As someone who has lived it multiple shelters

    it ******* sucks, I'm grateful they exist because it's better and safer than sleeping on the streets but it sucks. That being said pads and tampons are a necessity but considered a "luxury item" by the government so they're not covered by food stamps and they're expensive as...
    Amani7 Amani7
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    I absolutely believe

    that everyone has a right to a roof over their head and there are good online sites where you can tell them you have seen someone sleeping on the street and they have to go check them out offer proper help and then report back to you on the outcome. They actually are grateful as...
    mustlovedogs101 mustlovedogs101
    51-55, F
    Sep 9, 2015

    It's just wrong for the homeless to be picked

    up against their will and given a choice to go to jail or the FEMA camps that the city built. This started in Columbia South Carolina. They made homelessness illegal. They are picked up and given a choice to go to jail or or the FEMA camps. If they go to FEMA they are guarded at...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    I was around 6 years old

    and this sad looking man came up to my family and asked for some money, mum said no and kept walking, i stopped with tears in my eyes and asked mum if we could please give him some money, she pulled a $5 note out of her purse and handed it to me. I walked up the man and gave...
    illmindofhayley illmindofhayley
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2013
    burnedmemories burnedmemories
    18-21, F
    Nov 28, 2014

    You people are lucky getting presents

    and having fun on the holidays but I can't I have a I have a different religion I can't even celebrate my own birthday you shouldn't wine about stupid presents I rarely get presents from my family the last present I got was during the summer and guess how many birthdays and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    I don't see many homeless people

    where I live - but I have been to the city a lot. There's homeless people on every corner for the most part - I see them whenever I get on and off the train - I see them in the station - I see them in the parks, the allies, everywhere. And every single time I see them - it...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    A percentage of homeless people have a

    disability (about one third). About one one fourth of the homeless population are veterans.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    The Homeless People Have Souls.

    This past week I was with a close friend of mine driving down town, almost every where I look there was a homeless person either sitting on the sidewalk or standing. some were old, some were young, some were in wheel chairs, some had little kids with them. There were blacks...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

    This one just really chapped My ***!

    Id love to hear opinions from as many as possible.Ideas about what can be done. The Free Thought Project Matt Agorist July 25, 2014 The hot air and lip service paid to veterans by the blowhards in D.C., seems to be just that, hot air and lip service. Nearly 60,000 men and...
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    One of the Reason why islam is

    so caring about feelings is that it said to never give poor people money infront of others .. As if you are like "i have money so I'm gonna hand this down-class poor person money in front of everyone and show it off" .. I wish if people would care about people have live in...
    nonorawi nonorawi
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    I Am Homeless

    ...And have been for 2 months now. I sleep on the sidewalks of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I'm not sure how it is anywhere else, as I have never really tried it, but here there are several places that offer food, clothing, shelter, showers, and even free bicycles and bus tickets...
    civicmann civicmann
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    When I was a little girl my mother would take

    me to the city. I was always excited to go with her. However things would change when I witnessed a homeless man asking for spare change. It tore my heart apart so much I would cry in public. I would tell my mom that I want to help them by giving them a warm blanket, food and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    I see them from time to time

    or I'll see a foot traveler out and about. I'll go out of my way to the bank and slip them a $10 bill
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014

    I prefer to help individuals

    rather than charities. I'd rather just give a homeless person some money and food and stuff myself than give to charity, I mean I know they still help but I like the feeling I get when I actually hand over some money to someone who needs it
    Alienbassdrum Alienbassdrum
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    Especially the old ones

    who are just lying on the side of the streets. I wish their children took care of them. Or maybe they never had a family. I wish they had someone beside them.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    There are a lot of homeless people down my

    block. I always wonder where they go when it is winter. But since it's summer, I see them a lot sitting under scaffolds. Most of the time I don't have much to give. I gave a guy $5 on the train, another one 50ยข and a lady who came to the U.S. $3. I feel bad and want to do more...
    reginarose reginarose
    26-30, F
    Jul 24, 2015

    I care about homeless people.

    I try to always give to them.Who are we to judge. What if God was one of us?
    Bpack Bpack
    31-35
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    I live in China and it breaks my heart seeing

    the number of homeless people here, especially elderly people or those with serious deformities or disabilities. I always try to give them a little money and if I can't because I don't have any on me I always walk away feeling guilty. The one that sticks in my memory is an old...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 4, 2015

    Hobo.

    Hobo of the night drinking your 'lightning white' avoiding park bench frostbite. Long finished crying diminished and slowly dying within his shell. What special hell a drunken song can tell. Look into his eyes. Take your heart of of disguise and realise it could be you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 8, 2013

    Experiencing homelessness during childhood

    shaped my perspective. Homelessness is a condition that most people don't experience--but very well could. I care because it was me...or it could be you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 6
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