[Summit] Pan-Handler Row

mdubose1 at cox.net mdubose1 at cox.net
Thu Jun 9 13:34:11 CDT 2016


That's really nice Eleanor. 

If you drive down North Main Street (Northbound) you will find 3-5 panhandlers at key intersections.
---- Eleanor McCarthy <mikeleanor at gmail.com> wrote: 
> I’m fairly new to Providence and not aware of all resources available to homeless people as well as those who are just down on their luck.  A friend gave me the idea of putting together small bags of goodies (granola bar, fruit, hotel bottles of shampoo, etc;) to hand to people begging.   I’d like to include a slip of paper listing a couple of resources that might be helpful.  Of course I’m aware that many of those out there already know everything that’s available, but I’d rather not take that for granted.
> 
> So — could you fill me in on some places where people we’re talking about could actually get help? You can email me off list or just reply all.
> 
> Thanks, Eleanor McCarthy
> 
> > On Jun 9, 2016, at 2:16 PM, Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Living without a  mobile phone is almost impossible these days.  A cell phone plan replaces the home phone that everyone used to have.  For less money.  greg
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Brian Leveille <brian.leveille at gmail.com>
> >> Sent: Jun 9, 2016 1:13 PM
> >> To: mdubose1 at cox.net
> >> Cc: Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com>, summit at sna.providence.ri.us
> >> Subject: Re: [Summit] Pan-Handler Row
> >> 
> >> Poverty?
> >> 
> >> While looking in my rear view mirror yesterday, I saw a panhandler checking his text messages behind his sign. 
> >> 
> >> So he obviously has enough money for a mobile phone and probably has an address where the bills go. 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> - Brian
> >> 
> >> 
> >>> On Jun 9, 2016, at 12:53 PM, <mdubose1 at cox.net> <mdubose1 at cox.net> wrote:
> >>> 
> >>> I agree and notwithstanding poverty, there are whole host of circumstances that could cause one to find him or herself at a busy intersection holding a cardboard sign. Rather than waiting for an end to poverty, I would like to see us look into and adopt best practices that exist in other comparable cities that don't seem to have this problem. The fight that I witnessed today was a sad reminder of the panhandler who was murdered on the strip next to Bennys. 
> >>> 
> >>> ---- Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com> wrote: 
> >>>> 
> >>>> The only solution is to end poverty.  There are people on every street corner.  As long as the American economy leaves folks behind, we shall see this.  Have you noticed that the politicians keep giving money to the rich and undercutting the rest of us.  The real question is are you doing enough for justice in the economy or just complaining because the poor have nothing left to do but ask for money from those who have not yet been left behind?  Maybe we need a revolution.  Greg Gerritt  ProsperityForRI.com
> >>>> 
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>> From: mdubose1 at cox.net
> >>>>> Sent: Jun 9, 2016 12:01 PM
> >>>>> To: summit at sna.providence.ri.us
> >>>>> Subject: [Summit] Pan-Handler Row
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> Greetings,
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> I'm all for "live and let live" but the pan-handling explosion on North Main Street is out of control. I just witnessed a turf scuffle on the much coveted corner at North Main and Branch. When it comes to quality of life, optics matter and this looks horrible.
> >>>>> 
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