[Summit] Pan-Handler Row

Jeffrey Cavanaugh jeff at cavanaugh.org
Thu Jun 9 13:43:29 CDT 2016


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On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:40 PM Eleanor McCarthy <mikeleanor at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Yes, I see the panhandlers nearly every day.  What I haven’t seen, are the
> places that are set up to help them, aside from, say, the Salvation Army
> which I assume has a shelter —  ???
>
> > On Jun 9, 2016, at 2:34 PM, mdubose1 at cox.net wrote:
> >
> > 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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> >>
> >> Eleanor McCarthy
> >> mikeleanor at gmail.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
> Eleanor McCarthy
> mikeleanor at gmail.com
>
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