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Would you have given her money??

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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Lets say you see a young mother with her two young children (a toddler and a baby) going around a store parking lot asking people to please give her money so she can go to a hotel/motel for the night because she got evicted. Would you give her money? How much would you give her?

 

This happened while I was leaving the store today. Something tells me that this is not an uncommon thing (not for this particular woman, but for people--parents-- in general because of the times) As she was asking she started tearing up and I started choking back tears as well. I couldnt imagine being in that situation. Though I know I sure as hell would be out there doing the same thing she was. I gave her all the cash I had on me, which unfortunately was only $11. Some people im sure just shrugged her off and continued on into the store. I really hope things get better for her...

by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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.k.e.l.l.i.e.
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM

 no, I'd assume it was a con, around here it most likely is.

angel1326
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:38 PM

I would have givin money to her because she had kids .

soon2bemomof307
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM

That is so sad. Yes I would. I would also try to point her in the direction of a shelter or some place that could help her.

.thickie.thick.
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Yes i would have.

And yes i would have also thought it was a con too ...

I do that a lot lol.

AdensMommy1107
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:44 PM

 I really wish I had more information on shelters in this area.

Quoting soon2bemomof307:

That is so sad. Yes I would. I would also try to point her in the direction of a shelter or some place that could help her.

 

AdensMommy1107
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:45 PM

 Im sorry, lol, you do what a lot? Give money or think its a con??

Quoting .thickie.thick.:

Yes i would have.

And yes i would have also thought it was a con too ...

I do that a lot lol.

 

juicebox.
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I wouldve called the police.  Not to get her in trouble, but they couldve taken her to a shelter and made sure she was taken care of and could get the help she needed.  Whats she going to do tomorrow?

AdensMommy1107
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:45 PM

 bump

haleyleedy
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:46 PM
I would not of handed her money but got her a room for a week and some food.
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BeansandMash
by on Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:46 PM

 I don't usually carry cash on me but if I had some I would have gave it to her.

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