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PIN is always in need of people who are willing to volunteer. PIN has a lot of different jobs that will both help the homeless and give you a way to give back to your community. PIN also provides health care through volunteer medical professionals. If you are a medical professional and would like to volunteer please email Jeanne McKay



Is Your Charity Hurting or Helping? Part 5/6

Part 4: Do You Know Where I Came From?

All of us have a history that affects our perspective on life. Your family and the neighborhood you grew up in makes a difference to how you might live your life. We have had friends and have made decisions that have made an impact on our lives. The mistake we often make when we are helping the homeless (or anyone who is poor) is looking at how to help them, but using our history as the point of reference instead of looking at their life through the lenses of their history.

I learned this some time ago when I was helping a homeless lady pay for her storage unit. Her storage unit was $80 and she was really appreciative when I paid...