(from the Business Journal)
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.
Just as long as that helping hand doesn't come out for panhandlers at intersections.