How many times have you pulled up to a stop light and seen a man or woman holding a cardboard sign, asking for help? No one likes to see people begging on street corners. You want to show care and compassion without adding to the problem, but how?
Be prepared to offer real help by giving them a UGM service card. Cards list the resources UGM provides for homeless men, women, and children. Include one in a bag with hygiene items or tie one to a granola bar, water bottle, or bus pass, and you are ready to offer real help the next time you encounter a panhandler. For more information, call 509-535-8510 or pick cards up at 1224 E Trent.