Friday, October 30, 2009
UHO is not the way to go
MYFOXNY.COM - Every day, generous New Yorkers drop money into the jugs at tables from the United Homeless Organization, also known as UHO.
The Shame unit has investigated UHO before. Now, Arnold Diaz is back with more questions about where the donations are going, questions the charity's founder, Steven Riley, wouldn't answer.
In fact, when Arnold confronted Riley in Union Square for some answers, things got ugly and physical.
The problem of homelessness in New York City is worse now than at any point since the Great Depression. If you would like to donate to organizations that provide direct services such as shelter, food, and clothing refer to these links and phone numbers:
>COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
>THE BOWERY MISSION
>THE HOPE PROGRAM
Posted by Queens Crapper at 1:31 AM
I always understood that it was more or less "legal panhandling". WHat drops in the jug goes into the guy or gals pocket at the end of the day.
I agree with the first comment. Iv'e always understood that the jug guys are collecting for themselves. Buyer beware. If you want to really help folks, give to an organized charity.
Does this really suprise any intelligent human?
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from what i have heard as well, the "fee" for a table in prime spots (like near Penn Station) can be up to $40.
It's on the honor system. when you are a crack head, it all goes to the pipe.
They are supposed to give a percentage to UHO.
there is another dubious homeless advocacy organization
Picture the Homeless
supposedly self help for the homeless
at least they don't put a gun in your face
It's better marketing for them to ask people to give to an organization rather than to give to them personally. In fact, having to collect enough to cover the table fee, is sort of an re-entry into the reality of employment.
This is the same crooked organization that was exposed on 60 Minutes about 8 years ago. I still see them near 42 St and 5th Av.
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