posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 04:25 PM
This is a great question.
Besides the Government funded assistance and programs, many Church's do have "Angel Food" ministries or "Isiah 58" programs, and some local volunteer
groups still do "Meals on Wheels" type programs for free, or low cost.
I agree it will be local communities who help each other in times of crisis that pull us out of any dire situation.
Here is an example:
A little over a year ago, a town about 2 hours away from me was hit with a DAY of tornadoes. The tornadoes literally ripped entire streets to shreds.
Trees were destroyed, Houses were picked up, moved and demolished, cars were found blocks away. It was a disaster.
There were an astronomical amount of people that were in need. I had family who were devastatingly affected by this. So, I bought supplies, filled gas
cans up with gas and collected donations for them.
When I arrived to their house, it was amazing at the amount of people who had volunteered to help clean up the mess. But supplies were coming in by
the truck loads. Local organizations were showing up to provide food for everyone on site. Neighbors were banding together to help rectify the
In a crisis, we depend on our communities and neighbors to help us all through hard times. If our economy was to collapse, these are the same
communities and neighbors that will be here lending that Helping Hand.
I live in the south, so it is not common at all to help a stranger, without expecting something in return.
These acts of random kindness and assistance are going to be what saves us in the end.
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