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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Have you ever given money to a homeless person?

There are a myriad of reasons why many Americans prefer not give money to the homeless.  For instance, we’ve all heard the hard luck stories about someone needing a bus ticket back to Alabama or the pregnant woman who says her boyfriend just ran out of gas and needs $5 to fill up a gas can.  The bottom line, no one likes to be duped, so giving money is usually out of the question in these situations.

However, about a year ago, we set out to poll our bloggers and readers if they have ever given money to a homeless person.  Compassion lives!  Just about 96% of the participants have given and do give money to the homeless.  Surprisingly, 52% of the respondents have given $10 or more to a homeless person.  The “No, I don't believe in giving money” group was only 6%.  The “I've given $1 - $5” group was 34% and “I've given $5 - $10” group was 8%.

Thank you for participating in the polls.  Please scroll down to near the bottom of this main page and participate in the others.
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  • Invite your family and friends to Subscribe! to Homeless In America.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and vote in the polls.
  • List yourself as a blog follower, middle right column.
  • Donate! to the poor homeless deliveries of food, water, clothing, blankets, socks, underwear, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, pocket Bibles, rosaries and prayer cards at http://servantsofthefather.org/donate_2_homeless
  • Post checks to - Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., P.O. Box 42001, Los Angeles, CA 90042. All Donations are Tax Deductible.

2 comments:

Earning a Prophet's Wage said...

Thanks for sharing this. It is very encouraging.

I devote the majority of my blogging energy to this issue/matter. I believe in giving liberally to the poor. My practice actually cost me a job recently.

This helps me.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

God bless you for your generosity to the poor! How did you lose your job? Will pray for you.