"The Homeless, Hungry, and Helpless"
The below information
is posted at:
It says the United States
12 billion dollars a
year on foreign aid.
I have heard it is more
around 18 billion a year,
but I don't have the
facts on this figure yet.
My question is. If the
wealthiest nation in the world
can afford to send billions
of dollars to foreign countries,
to help the needy, hungry,
why is it the United States of America cannot
to take care of the homeless, hungry and helpless
here in America?
have homeless, hungry and helpless men, woman,
children walking the streets of America seeking
shelter, and food.
know what you are probably thinking!
have food kitchens in the bigger cities that will
one meal a day, and shelters that will let homeless
sleep at night. We have food pantries that pass out
food at different locations etc.
read about large Churches feeding thousands of
at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
lets look behind the scenes for a moment.
of the shelters are governed by either city,
or federal officials.
have rules that say the shelters cannot be
up unless the temperature drops below a
level. And who determines what is cold?
my last surgery, if it get down to 60 degrees,
hands and fingers turn white from lack of blood
and I feel like I am freezing to death."
person has different tolerances, there
be a predetermined (anything) when a human
is at risk.
kitchens are a great asset for the hungry,
how many of us and our children would be
with one meal a day?
like I said these are mainly set up only in
larger cities. What about the smaller communities?
do the hungry men, woman and children do
these communities? "They do without" the majority
the small town I live in, we have a food pantry where
can go and get a few items to hold them over,
it is only open certain days, and what they have to
is whatever is donated by the people of the
is part of a news article I found.
In Arizona Go
numbers of Arizonans are going hungry despite the state's
economy in years, a new report says.
estimated 900,000 people in Arizona "are hungry or are at risk of
up from about 475,000 in 1989, the Arizona Department of
Security's Hunger Advisory Council reported Monday.
is just one story, in one state, and it is probably
on reported incidences. And there is more then
thousands more that go unreported.
yet every agency that I have contacted about my
about the homeless, hungry, and helpless,
say the same thing each time.
do not have the funds to do more
help these people!
hell no we don't, were sending it all over seas!
is just like right here in Arkansas,
have a military base partly closed down with
of barrack type rooms that remain empty.
could be opened up for the homeless.
I guess our "Government" feels they are
to leave empty,
continue to maintain them"
open them up to help American Citizens in need!
read this study that was
by Johnson and Sheehy.
to the effects of our money we
to countries for foreign aid!
and Sheehy conclude that "poverty is largely a condition
on people by ill-conceived and repressive economic
They say that "no amount of foreign aid" can make up for
drawbacks of an "unfree" economy. "Some countries have received
foreign aid for over 50 years and still are no better off"
they were before they started getting handouts from U.S.
Louis MO 63105
the time has come to start putting
in office that is going to put the
of the Unite States and there well
first and foremost!
if we refuse to take care of our
first, than every dollar of foreign aid
is sent, will do nothing more than
up the ego's of the officials
next comment is strictly my own and
feelings on the subject.
next time someone who has read this and
to send off there check to
any other type organization like these.
take a long hard look across America.
then decied what really needs to be saved!
This page last updated 2/21/2001