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I Care About Homeless People

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    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...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    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

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    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.
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    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 4 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    The Homeless

    I can only imagine what it would be like to sleep on a cold park bench, or having to use a shopping cart just so i can keep what personal belongings i had left. Every night i pray to god to show me how i can help these people, i hope in ways that would show them that humanity...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Last year I visited a city

    where I noticed a higher than usual amount of homeless people seemed to have a dog with them. Somehow seeing these folk sharing the little that they appear to have with their furry friends just breaks me in two....The cynical may say it's a ploy, but you can't *make* a dog bond...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Barriers

    Years ago I heard the term, "barriers to employment" and realized that many of those barriers were present in my life. I was fortunate enough to receive lots of support to get beyond those issues. Now it's my brother's turn. Some of his barriers include not having a GED, lack of...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    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 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    Among Shadows

    It was the dark of night; the way we expect a typical story of this genre to start out. The young boy trekked across the paved streets, as the bitter cold began to engulf him. He wore nothing but rags - a tattered jacket, ripped jeans, worn black boots and gloves, which had...
    Vulkara Vulkara 18-21, M Jan 20, 2013

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    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...
    kevineast2010 kevineast2010 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Whenever a criminal is daring to feed the

    homeless, America's finest are on it. The latest, out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, involved collaring a 90-year-old menace to society, as told by TV station KHON-2: On Sunday, the city charged three people, including two ministers and a 90-year-old homeless advocate, and...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F Nov 28, 2014

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    Grand Central Winter

    I've noticed that many people who haven't experienced homelessness tend to have quite negative attitudes about homeless people. This deeply saddens me. But as I read reviews of the book, Grand Central Winter, by Lee Stringer, I was encouraged. I read the book myself a few years...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Dec 1, 2013

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    Wishing I Could Do More To Help

    When me and my mom went out and a homeless person walked up to ask for change, my mom would give a dollar or two. And I would give $5 or any amount I could find. I would ask her "Why don't you give them more?" and she said that we can't just give everything away to homeless...
    iL0VEYOU iL0VEYOU 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Still In My Prayers

    Over the years, I have had many encounters with homeless people. I have talked with them, fed them, prayed with them, covered one as he slept, encouraged them with greeting cards, treated them like the valuable people they are, and stood up for them to hard-hearted folks who...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Aug 8, 2012

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    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 2 Responses Mar 13

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    😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇 O GOD, Almighty and merciful, who heals those that are broken in heart, and turns the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let your fatherly goodness be upon all that you have made. Remember in pity those who are this day destitute...
    rahifsaad rahifsaad 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    Ter4Doll Ter4Doll 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    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...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    A Letter To The Church

    "So do not become proud, but stand in awe." Romans 11:20 Jesus Christ was never afraid to speak the truth but he always spoke it in love: he was the quintisential role model of firmness that was tempered at all times with a never ending desire for the end result to be one of...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Feb 28, 2012

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    Seeing them is just another realization how bad,

    cruel and unfair this world could be.
    hisangelicbaby hisangelicbaby 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    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

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    A Lesson From The Parting Of The Red Sea

    "Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something when the bible says you can do all things thru Christ." -UnknownYesterday Satan had me in doubt that I could be a successful missionary because I was so shaken up by the death of the man on the side of the road. For anyone...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Feb 28, 2012

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    I found a news item that made Me sick to My

    stomach.I have been homeless for a time after having the rug that was my life pulled out from under Me. May 13, 2014 Youtube: ChicoandDebbie Jimenez Youtube: ChicoandDebbie Jimenez DAYTONA BEACH – In a disgusting display of totalitarianism, Daytona Police descended upon a...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I was actually homeless

    when I was 4 years old and I remember it was really scary and cold at night. It's so hard and for whatever reason people treat you like a monster when the truth is it could happen to any one of us for any reason at any time. We all just need to stop the hate and fear and start...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 28, 2014

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Midnightthewolfcat Midnightthewolfcat 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    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 2 Responses Mar 15

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