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“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#1 Aug 18, 2008
So I was in Somerset a couple wks or so ago,and I saw a female an a male pushing a cart full of their belongings down 27.
I couldn't believe my eyes.
I have never saw a homeless person in Somerset.
There is homeless people all over big cities and I know there is alot around here in Nashville.
It breaks my heart seeing these people.
Does anyone know who they are?
Where they came from?
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When I see stuff like that it makes me so thankful for the things I do have.I guess everyone has to struggle at some point.
But not knowing where your gonna get your next bite of food or be able to rest your head is just beyond what one should have to worry about.
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What causes people to be homeless?
Isn't there plenty of outreach centers and other organizations to help with this?
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Sad

Elyria, OH

#2 Aug 18, 2008
ASHLEY COMPTON wrote:
So I was in Somerset a couple wks or so ago,and I saw a female an a male pushing a cart full of their belongings down 27.
I couldn't believe my eyes.
I have never saw a homeless person in Somerset.
There is homeless people all over big cities and I know there is alot around here in Nashville.
It breaks my heart seeing these people.
Does anyone know who they are?
Where they came from?
**********
When I see stuff like that it makes me so thankful for the things I do have.I guess everyone has to struggle at some point.
But not knowing where your gonna get your next bite of food or be able to rest your head is just beyond what one should have to worry about.
**********
What causes people to be homeless?
Isn't there plenty of outreach centers and other organizations to help with this?
**********
Two questions did you bother stopping and asking them if they needed anything?
Second question why do they have to be homeless maybe they are boycotting gas prices? Had you stopped you would known the answer to the second question.

“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#3 Aug 18, 2008
Sad wrote:
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Two questions did you bother stopping and asking them if they needed anything?
Second question why do they have to be homeless maybe they are boycotting gas prices? Had you stopped you would known the answer to the second question.
Whats sad is the fact that no matter how nice I try to be or how caring I am.
Someone like you has to try and push my damn buttons or make me seem like a bad person.
Yes they were homeless-they had everything they own in a freaking shopping cart.
No they weren't trying to save money due to gas.
No I didn't stop- I wasn't driving nor did I have anything to give to them.
But when I do have extra to give to the needy I do give.
How about you do you give anything to the needy?
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So instead of trying to talk trash when I am being kind and caring maybe you need to think about posting dumb ass comments toward me.
And write some useful information on the subject.
Sad

East Bernstadt, KY

#4 Aug 18, 2008
I have stopped and talked with them at walmart several times you might try to do the same instead of just throwing pity their way. And I have nothing personal against you this just happens to be one thing that bothers me. People feeling bad when they have driven 200 miles down the road instead of stopping and talking to needy people trying to help them.
defender

Somerset, KY

#5 Aug 18, 2008
ASHLEY COMPTON wrote:
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Whats sad is the fact that no matter how nice I try to be or how caring I am.
Someone like you has to try and push my damn buttons or make me seem like a bad person.
Yes they were homeless-they had everything they own in a freaking shopping cart.
No they weren't trying to save money due to gas.
No I didn't stop- I wasn't driving nor did I have anything to give to them.
But when I do have extra to give to the needy I do give.
How about you do you give anything to the needy?
**********
So instead of trying to talk trash when I am being kind and caring maybe you need to think about posting dumb ass comments toward me.
And write some useful information on the subject.
Ashley, while I think it is noble of you to care- especially for someone you don't know, I think there is something going on with these folks besides being homeless.

I don't know what the deal is with them, but they were around all last summer. Day and night they were up and down the road with their cart and their dogs. One night I seen them with an ugly brown wooden cart, the next day they were coming out of Lowes with a big plastic yellow wagon-like thing. The price of that at Lowes was almost 80 bucks. They obviously weren't broke. And IF I only had 80 bucks in my pocket I wouldn't be buyin a big yellow card to haul my stuff in. Would you???

So, what I wonder is: Why don't they ever ask for help if their homeless? Why do they get hateful if someone offers them a job (this was posted on the commonwealth journal forum last summer), and where the heck have they been since last summer? I think they have a home somewhere. I would just like to know what the heck is up with them.

I would offer a little money and a hot meal if someone really needed it. Sure would. I would give the last dollar I had- and I have- to help someone in need. I just don't think these people are as needy as we may think.

Anyone else know any info on them?

“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#6 Aug 18, 2008
Sad wrote:
I have stopped and talked with them at walmart several times you might try to do the same instead of just throwing pity their way. And I have nothing personal against you this just happens to be one thing that bothers me. People feeling bad when they have driven 200 miles down the road instead of stopping and talking to needy people trying to help them.
And one thing that bothers me is- I was talking about a subject that bothers me as well.I was not speaking down on them I do care for the needy.I'm the one that brought the fact up.I do help the homeless as I stated before.But if I do not have anything to give than how can I give?
There are numerous homeless people around here<nashville>Do you think I can change that or help everyone of them NO!
And it heart breaking to me to see some of these people out in the streets hungry no where to go and no one that even cares.
I am actually wanting to start my own Documentary film on the homeless around my surrounding counties.I find their stories and life styles to be beyond what I could imagine.So while your pointing fingers at me maybe you should aim them some where eles.
scammed

Russell Springs, KY

#7 Aug 18, 2008
I have seen some so called homeless ppl push their carts around town and look like they need help and hold signs and so forth and then they get in their cars when they are done begging and leave. I have told some of the ones that hold signs will work for food that i would get them groceries and asked what they needed. They replied just money that they dont need food and it was just a way for them to get money because they dont want to work. So some are just scam artist. you really have to pay attention to their actions and what they say before you help. I have gave money to ppl and even rides to some but later to only find out that its a scam. I have seen some ppl who act homeless live in very nice houses.
tornado

Somerset, KY

#8 Aug 18, 2008
For the most part you cannot help those people. I have tried to help a few people like this before but they usually just drink up their spoils. I can't say I blame them because if I were living under a bridge I would want to drink my worries away as well.

If you want to help these type people, for gods sake do not give them money.(This just enables them) Go buy them a 6 pack of pop and a sandwich or something.

There was a guy that was staying underneath one of the new bridges on us 27 north near science hill. I don't know what happend to him or where he went to.

“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#9 Aug 18, 2008
defender wrote:
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Ashley, while I think it is noble of you to care- especially for someone you don't know, I think there is something going on with these folks besides being homeless.
I don't know what the deal is with them, but they were around all last summer. Day and night they were up and down the road with their cart and their dogs. One night I seen them with an ugly brown wooden cart, the next day they were coming out of Lowes with a big plastic yellow wagon-like thing. The price of that at Lowes was almost 80 bucks. They obviously weren't broke. And IF I only had 80 bucks in my pocket I wouldn't be buyin a big yellow card to haul my stuff in. Would you???
So, what I wonder is: Why don't they ever ask for help if their homeless? Why do they get hateful if someone offers them a job (this was posted on the commonwealth journal forum last summer), and where the heck have they been since last summer? I think they have a home somewhere. I would just like to know what the heck is up with them.
I would offer a little money and a hot meal if someone really needed it. Sure would. I would give the last dollar I had- and I have- to help someone in need. I just don't think these people are as needy as we may think.
Anyone else know any info on them?
Thank you for your intelligent information on this matter!Some people don't seem to know how to talk about things.Rather they wanna point there dirty fingers.*********
Anyhow back to the comment you have posted.
I also noticed a small dog with them,and I will say I never understood why if someone is homeless they would pack around another mouth to feed.I can understand maybe being lonely or some people who have mental problems trying to take on a companion.But I think if I was homeless I wouldn't want the stress of having to take care of another living thing.I know alot of the homeless around here <nashville> have drug problems.You will notice instead of drinking water or juice they will have a bottle or can of alcohol.I'm not picking or saying all homeless people are druggied up because- I know they are not.But the ones who are out there using money that was donated to them on drugs do not get my pity at all.I don't know these people who are walking around Somerset that's why I even brought it up.I saw them and found it to be sad.I also think I wouldn't be in Lowes buying a wagon either.
pimp_babygirl_16

Eubank, KY

#10 Aug 18, 2008
I talked to them when I was working a block party there from florida they said they walked from there b/c of hurricane's or something like that they were picking cig. duttes out of the ashtrays it was sad We went and bought them some food
Baby Baby

Corbin, KY

#11 Aug 18, 2008
Somerset does have homeless people. Some people don't want to admit that because they think it will make their perfect little town look bad.
defender

Somerset, KY

#12 Aug 18, 2008
Baby Baby wrote:
Somerset does have homeless people. Some people don't want to admit that because they think it will make their perfect little town look bad.
Not at all Baby. Where are they located? I don't care to help someone out. What the heck is money if you cannot help someone with it? Sure can't take it with me when I go (God willing it won't be for a while yet). Tell me where you see these homeless ones. I'm sure there is a little a few caring people can do.

Since: Aug 08

Corbin, KY

#13 Aug 18, 2008
I know for 100% fact that there is many is somerset. We used to have a homeless shelter here in Somerset but due to the funding cut they had to close it. I have talked to the cpl that walked up and down 27 we gave them clothes from the store we own.
Angels

Brownsville, TN

#14 Aug 18, 2008
At Kroger South over the weekend there was a young man holding a sign. He was homeless, and when we spoke to him, he was very polite... We bought him lunch, and sent him to Sister Marty at St. Mildred for help, which she gave him. He said he would be sleeping behind Mac's Village Pantry for the weekend! Can you even imagine? We are all so blessed... Angels are all around us, all we have to do is look for them. That has only been a few days ago and then, today, I had a TON of packages to carry in to the post office... lots of boxes, which I got out of the car and stacked on the sidewalk. The problem was that I had my young baby in the car too, and obviously couldn't leave him... so I carried him and one package in to the post office, wondering how I was going to get the rest. I said to myself, Lord, please send someone to help, kind of laughing to myself... and I want you to know that when I got to the counter, I started to tell the lady that I would need some help bringing boxes in, and she smiled towards the door. There was a man bringing my boxes in from the sidewalk for me!!!! Hadn't even been asked... I guess my point is that if you can help someone in need from time to time, do it! They may be dishonest, trying to scam money, but if your heart is in the right place, it doesn't matter. Though I do agree that it's usually better to give them what they need if you can, such as food or clothing... Sorry for the sermon, I just felt like sharing, LOL! If you've read all the way to HERE, bless your heart!

Since: Aug 08

london

#15 Aug 18, 2008
defender wrote:
<quoted text>
Ashley, while I think it is noble of you to care- especially for someone you don't know, I think there is something going on with these folks besides being homeless.
I don't know what the deal is with them, but they were around all last summer. Day and night they were up and down the road with their cart and their dogs. One night I seen them with an ugly brown wooden cart, the next day they were coming out of Lowes with a big plastic yellow wagon-like thing. The price of that at Lowes was almost 80 bucks. They obviously weren't broke. And IF I only had 80 bucks in my pocket I wouldn't be buyin a big yellow card to haul my stuff in. Would you???
So, what I wonder is: Why don't they ever ask for help if their homeless? Why do they get hateful if someone offers them a job (this was posted on the commonwealth journal forum last summer), and where the heck have they been since last summer? I think they have a home somewhere. I would just like to know what the heck is up with them.
I would offer a little money and a hot meal if someone really needed it. Sure would. I would give the last dollar I had- and I have- to help someone in need. I just don't think these people are as needy as we may think.
Anyone else know any info on them?
they were at pizza hut north washing there dog in the parking lot..we stopped and offered $5.00 they took it,and thanked us.we should all not assume things right off the bat!!

Since: Aug 08

london

#16 Aug 18, 2008
Angels wrote:
At Kroger South over the weekend there was a young man holding a sign. He was homeless, and when we spoke to him, he was very polite... We bought him lunch, and sent him to Sister Marty at St. Mildred for help, which she gave him. He said he would be sleeping behind Mac's Village Pantry for the weekend! Can you even imagine? We are all so blessed... Angels are all around us, all we have to do is look for them. That has only been a few days ago and then, today, I had a TON of packages to carry in to the post office... lots of boxes, which I got out of the car and stacked on the sidewalk. The problem was that I had my young baby in the car too, and obviously couldn't leave him... so I carried him and one package in to the post office, wondering how I was going to get the rest. I said to myself, Lord, please send someone to help, kind of laughing to myself... and I want you to know that when I got to the counter, I started to tell the lady that I would need some help bringing boxes in, and she smiled towards the door. There was a man bringing my boxes in from the sidewalk for me!!!! Hadn't even been asked... I guess my point is that if you can help someone in need from time to time, do it! They may be dishonest, trying to scam money, but if your heart is in the right place, it doesn't matter. Though I do agree that it's usually better to give them what they need if you can, such as food or clothing... Sorry for the sermon, I just felt like sharing, LOL! If you've read all the way to HERE, bless your heart!
that is awesome! my kids and i make up around 50 assorted brown bag lunches..(bologna and cheese sandwiches..pb&j's.etc chips,brownies and fruit)atleast once a mth and head toward downtown somerset in the early evening hrs and walk around and if we see someone in need we offer them food,sure i know once a mth isnt much but we dont have a lot of $$ ourselves so we do what we can do,i was homeless in somerset 16 yrs ago,i wish there was more help for the homeless,be thankful for what you do have,any kind of help you can do is much appreciated..trust me i know!somerset is full of homeless and people on the verdge of being that way,we need less simple minded people and more caring people...dont turn your back on someone in need,that could be you or someone you know one day!
people with yellow cart

Corbin, KY

#17 Aug 19, 2008
We offered to get them lunch or a hotel for the night, but they said "Why don't you send us on a cruise instead? We don't need your money."
alanda48

Pineville, KY

#18 Aug 19, 2008
i heard someone say that they live at the economy inn. don't think there homeless.
unknown

Eubank, KY

#19 Aug 19, 2008
This is a very touchy subject, you have to be careful who you help, some are sincere and some are scams. Most around here are scams!!
Pretty Sketchy

Louisville, KY

#20 Aug 20, 2008
Some friends and myself have talked to them more than once and their story changes every time. Where they are from, why they are here, etc. It is sad that we have to be so skeptical, but with all the scam artists in the world, you have to be. I used to work off the interstate in Lex. and you wouldn't believe how many "beggars" holding signs I saw get in NICE cars and drive off.

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