Tuesday, January 05, 2010

FEMA feeding the homeless

I realize they may be hungry, but do homeless people by their very presence require intervention from the Federal Emergency Management Agency? If so, then aren't all cities in this nation in a state of emergency right now?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is furnishing $718,385 to help local organizations meet the needs of people without food or shelter.

U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, made the announcement.

“Hunger and poverty do not discriminate between young and old, male and female, veteran and non-veteran or different ethnicities,” Rodriguez says.

“Everyone suffers, and sometimes people just need a helping hand. During the harsh winter months, filling these needs becomes even more critical,” he adds.

(from the Business Journal)

Just as long as that helping hand doesn't come out for panhandlers at intersections.

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