A police department’s message and photo about giving to panhandlers is going viral.
The Cheyanne, Wyoming police department posted on their Facebook page that they arrested a transient for public intoxication on July 22. They say it was a man who they’ve dealt with before.
They say the man collected $234.94 in just a few hours panhandling.
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The police department’s message – rather than feeding someone’s alcohol addiction, you can donate directly to local charities, like a shelter there that helps the city’s homeless population in a much more effective way.
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