Letter: How to help
Poverty and homelessness is an epidemic that is curable. While handing the person on the corner a hamburger or a $5 bill may feel like you are doing some good, 90 percent of the time the hamburger ends up in the trash and the $5 bill goes to the local liquor store or drug dealer.
If you really want to make a difference, donate to your local charities that legitimately help local families and individuals that are truly in need. Give a hand up, not a hand out.
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