A 48-year old Vermont man who earns a modest daily stipend for manning a Salvation Army kettle at the local shopping center now faces eviction from a homeless shelter because of his work. A staff member at the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, Vermont notified Paul Tucker by letter this week that it “will no longer support individuals volunteering for the Salvation Army.
We provide housing for those trying to get their lives in order,” the letter said.
Tucker has lived at the shelter for about nine months, and hasn’t had a full-time job for most of that time. He said he now earns a $20 stipend each day from the Salvation Army, which works out to $2 per hour.
Read about it here.
I don’t remember the Good Samaritan giving a stipulation that the man have no job or he wouldn’t help him. Isn’t the idea of these shelters to help people get back on their feet? All this does is make people be lazy. The man is trying to work but it it is only $20 a day. Who could live in the US off of that? I give this man props for working. Don’t take away his desire to try. This doesn’t make much sense.
What do you think?