I can see both sides of this one. It's a sweet story, but yeah, that's a lot of money that could've fed/clothed/sheltered quite a few people:
"Homeless couple marries with donations
Couple living at the Center for the Homeless ties the knot. Several people make donations to make military ceremony and reception possible."
Right now, there's only one comment on the story - from someone who is now a former supporter of the shelter where the couple lives, thanks to seeing them take all the donations instead of only having a basic ceremony and passing the rest on to the shelter.
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by Anouck at 6:48 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
I had to count for several minutes and breathe slowly before answering. I've both lived and done volunteer work at homeless shelters and yet, this article pissed me off. No, I don't wanna see my donation used this way. I'd rather train a person to get a job, get an apartment, buy a car, repair their credit, reunite with their children, than pay for a wedding. If you can't afford to move out of the shelter, than you ain't got no business getting married, especially with my money. I don't care how long they've been dating. We all know: the rules change after you live together and again, after you get married. As far as I'm concerned, all the people who contributed just cosigned this couple's bs.
Answer by Ewadun at 6:54 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
THIS right HERE is what has gotten our country in the situation it is in. People dont NEEEEDDDDD million dollar first homes...but they really really want em. People dont NEEEEEDDDD $30,000 weddings......but they WANT them. Heck, people dont NEEEEEDDDDD cable and Internet....we did YEARS without them when we were broke and struggling. While I get that this is a sentimental thing and probably meant to be a feel good story....omg people priorities!
Answer by momof030404 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
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