Rod Lane: Homeless? As a matter of fact…
Did you know citizens in Denver Colorado give more than $4.6 million annually to panhandlers?
While Denver is a much larger community, I cringe to think about the staggering amount of money given daily to panhandlers in Springfield, and I wonder how much agencies would be able to expand housing options if those funds were directed towards them instead of the hands of a stranger.
You may ask if the panhandlers in our community are representative of its homeless population. The facts may surprise you.