How to initiate responsible giving

Enabling panhandlers by giving them cash is not the answer Photo courtesy of Melanie LeeA proposal by Mayor Pro Tem Karlee Meyer could redirect millions toward local homeless organizations and have a long-lasting beneficial impact. ■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor The community of Hemet is frustrated with the increase in homelessness. There are many struggling organizations in the city that provide permanent solutions. What if the money that is given to panhandlers went to these organizations instead? What if the community felt empowered to be a part of the solution instead of helpless and frustrated by the problem? Hemet’s Mayor Pro Tem Karlee Meyer has initiated “Responsible Giving,” a

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