Charity begins at home.<quoted text>
Question, if it was a young man would you have offered to help him? In any event you could have helped her if you were able to do so. It would not be an investment in your case it would be charity.
I do my part in my own neighborhood. I regularly snowblow the sidewalks of 3 elderly neighbors.
If I liked to shovel, I wouldn't have bought a snow blower!