Homeless? Absolutely not!

Each day as I walk from my car to the office, I am greeted by a man who lives in a lean-to box home against an alley fire escape. He is always chipper and polite. There are others who are popping their heads out of sleeping bags or coming out of cars they've slept in. They usually ask for a handout, and a few are unpleasant when something isn't given. There is another dear one who lived in a car that was taken by the police; he is washing cars and repairing them to earn enough money to purchase another car to live in.

Having walked through that alley every workday morning for over six years, I have sought how I could make an effective and helpful contribution to ameliorating this urban plight.

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