As a truck driver I see all kinds of things and the one thing gets me PO'd. People who make a living by taking advantage of those who care for their fellow man.
I see these people all the time on the conners where truck stops ( trucker are some of the most caring people you'll come across) holding up signs stranded need gas- stranded hungry. Most of these people make a living do this. Example in Ca there is the same people with a gas can standing in front of their cars (van lately) stating that they need money to buy fuel. In Ok a women goes from truck asking for money cause she ran out of gas and is trying to get home and her three kids are sitting in the heat. Of course everyonr she asks gives her money, the next time we are at the truck stop there she is again with the same story.
I believe in helping people and we try to but we have become very careful who we help. That is why I'd rather give to a food bank,soup kitchen womens shelter.
Just be careful on who you give to if you feel compeled to help someone dont give them money buy them a meal.
Just be cautious.