Poverty seems to be increasing in our neighborhoods, what can we do?
And yet maybe there might be some things we can do on the local level.
I was in the Glen Oaks Village shopping area near Chase Manhattan Bank and Key food store.
I saw men , women, young and old begging for small change during various times of the day.
Some I had spoken to were either homeless, hungry or having mental problems. I have found that most sad indeed.
I myself had found myself homeless over forty years ago and truly feel their pain.
My question is what is the state, city and federal government doing for these unfortunate souls?
I saw an old man on Saturday before Easter, asking me for spare change, so I gave him a few bucks.
He thank me and told me,” God bless you and have a Happy Easter.”
Too bad he might not.
There were a few out there I tried to help with spare change.
I think more of us should help the needy and poor. I ask the many that can to donate to food kitchens, food pantries and community and church groups that help the poor.
Maybe in a small way as individuals we can make a better community with our loving and caring for those in the most need.
Remember this too: Are we not God’s children and need to be his loving hands ?
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.