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A possible solution to helping the homeless needy

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darsben:
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-45102437/scanning-homeless-people-with-smartphones-to-donate-money

SeilerBird:
That's not going to work. The homeless can't buy drugs with a smartphone.

darsben:

--- Quote from: SeilerBird on August 08, 2018, 11:53:46 AM ---That's not going to work. The homeless can't buy drugs with a smartphone.

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Watch the video

spencerpj:

--- Quote from: SeilerBird on August 08, 2018, 11:53:46 AM ---That's not going to work. The homeless can't buy drugs with a smartphone.

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Oh yes they can, Venmo.  Transfers money easily.  My college kids use it all the time to pay one another for their part of expenses, etc. 

darsben:
Watch the video the funds you place are restricted as to what the homeless can use it for.
Can use for food, shelter etc
For those who choose not to listen or watch the video but comment anyway. The homeless have one of those QR codes for cell phones. You scan the code and decide how much you want to contribute to the fund. The funds can be used for certain things. The homeless needy cannot get access WITHOUT their caseworker approving the expenditure. You also get a small biography of the recipient and can contribute to specific needs for the person such as rent, food etc.

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