NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - It can be an uncomfortable situation. A stranger approaches you when you’re stopped at a red light or while you’re walking down the street. The person asks for money. You’d like to help.
But you wonder to yourself if the money will be used to buy necessities or some sort of vice.
“So you have that kind of moral hazard of, so you’re giving a person money, but you actually could make their lives worse,” said Neel Sus from his tech company Susco Solutions.
Sus says he has always had a desire to help people but he could never be certain that cash donations would be used for necessities.