posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 01:18 PM
I have been pondering the situation many may find themselves in if the usa crashes hard, financially. This will effect the entire globe in a very
negative way. The poor would be the first to feel the impact and in the worst way. However, they are at least accustomed to living by the seat of
their pants and would not be as negatively impacted by the change, overall, as the more affluent.
The problem is, the largest populations of the impoverished are stuffed into major metropolitan areas and as a result, anyone living in those areas
can assume that anything they have as a personal possession will soon become the property of roaming gangs of looters -- they will not spare even
their own poverty stricken community members, so don't think that just because you're poor or a minority, that they won't come pay you a visit and
take your baby's enfamil supply or your electronic devices, tools, wallet, artwork, food, jewelry, magazines, anything that isn't bolted down (and
in some cases, even things that are bolted down!), and perhaps even your life.
THIS DOES NOT NEED TO HAPPEN! And this is where my idea comes in, observe:
Every city has several charitable stores in the usa, such as Good Will or Salvation Army. These organizations take in donations and then sell them to
others for sharply decreased prices. We need to convince them to set aside storage space on their store properties to hold food and medicine
donations, and then to distribute fliers to their local communities, informing everyone that in the event of a state, national or global crisis where
the food and medicine distribution chain has broken down, that they can come to the store and get a kit, containing food and medicine sufficient for
their family size, free of charge. If every charitable store did this, they would save millions of lives, and completely remove the need for massive
looting and violence.