Google said today it is giving a free lifetime phone number and voice mail to every single homeless person in San Francisco who wants one.
The effort, which part of Project Homeless Connect, will enable a homeless person to check his or her messages from any phone.
Examples of this could be calling in for messages from prospective employers, or even checking in with their families.
One homeless man interviewed by San Francisco's KNTV-TV said:"
"Having your family, friends and loved ones being able to say 'here I'm thinking about you, I love you, I want you to know you're mine, and I miss you,' can have a monumental change in one's behavior."
Well, I for one think this is an amazingly compassionate move on Google's part.
Yes, I know Market Street and other main SF avenues are crowded with the homeless. But although many are there because of poor choices, others will say that they would work, but they don't have a way for potential employers to get ahold of them.
Maybe this will help those who have yet to help themselves?
Do you think so?