reply to post by bloodcircle
While I was homeless I saw a few things that I found to be the problem. On Sunday a local church group would go to a park near the river and feed the
homeless at around 2:30 in the afternoon. They did this on purpose, the reason, the soup kitchen would be done feeding people at by that time and the
homeless would have enough time to go down to the river and get another meal by the church group.
The soup kitchen had plenty of food to offer everyone. People in the morning would wait there and they would start letting people in around 11:00
everyone in line would get fed. Then they would go to the river and get a second meal.
Honestly I ate better when I was homeless than I do now. It was a complete routine for some people and they had it timed so they could even get
breakfast at a church, lunch at the soup kitchen, then dinner at the Salvation Army every evening. If you have no reason to try to help yourself, why
What Orlando did in my opinion was right. What happened at the park down by the river was when the homeless got done eating the place was a complete
mess. More and more people started going to the park looking for the free second lunch.
Of course then there was the free shuttle to the beach on Sunday
At first the Island sent out one of their trolley buses to pick people up, but
after a while there were so many homeless people, they had to start using a city bus to shuttle people to and from the beach.
There's no problem with helping out people, but what I am against is people helping out when it is redundant and wasteful. This guy could have helped
out the same exact way by donating his time and food to the local soup kitchen in Orlando and so he would be doing the exact same thing but in a more
It took me 9 months to get out of that life. The reason it took me so long is that I started falling into that trap myself. I slept at the Salvation
Army shelter every night, woke up in the morning, went to the day labor place, and got fed everywhere. I would look for work on the weekends when the
day labor place was closed.
I finally got a job when as a joke (and sort of a protest against lazy homeless people) I started flying a sign that said "Will work for a Vegas
vacation" A manager of a 7/11 thought the sign was so funny he told me to apply online and request his store.
Yes I still agree with Orlando. There is opportunities for this selfless individual to help out the homeless. I don't think he should be punished for
helping out the homeless, what he should have done however is volunteer his time and food to local organizations that help the homeless. It is needed