Some people in my family are totally against this and say I'm enabling the homeless to remain homeless. I tell them by helping these people stay hydrated and healthy I am actually saving the taxpayers money because these people would end up in the hospital from heat stroke otherwise. I also keep several cheap umbrellas and rain ponchos to pass out during monsoon season.
Do you do anything like this where you live? How do you feel about people who do this? Is it helpful or just another handout?