Thank you for mentioning this. This fellow lives right here in Nashville. Fascinating!Originally posted by MsRuthieB
I've been reading this guys blog for awhile now. He uses the computer at the local library to keep it up. He's educated, just had a bunch of bad breaks in life. If you'd like to know it from a homeless persons point of view read on.
My family is (or was) "we" not "they." And it is not a question of what I can do, but what I choose not to do.Originally posted by soilman
"My family has donated to this charity, and I would feel much better about giving money to the Mission than just handing it to a street person."
If they give money or things to street people, why can't you?
As I stated before:Originally posted by soilman
So the question remains: if the charity gives money or things to the street people, why can't you give money or things to the street people?
I'm sure you must have a good reason. No?
If you bother to read the information on this site, the answers to your questions might occur to you.
If you cannot understand this simple distinction--or refuse to accept it--then you don't merit any "answers" to your questions from me. Don't waste my time asking for answers, while ignoring or distorting the ones you have already gotten.And it is not a question of what I can do, but what I choose not to do.
Here in Nashville, the local government is fairly directly responsible for creating much of the homelessness that exists. For one thing, much of downtown Nashville consists of government buildings. Nashville condemned and used eminent domain to seize many SRO (Single Room Occupancy) hotels, and their former occupants--who were economically marginal but not homeless before the destruction of the SROs--then were evicted, thrown out into the streets, and became homeless. The government took no responsibility for securing new housing for them. And there is always another new government building project being planned, so always another reason to destroy more low-income housing.Originally posted by MsRuthieB
I wonder where they moved the homeless to?