The Nation: No Honor Among Saints

Helping the poor is one of mankind's nobler activities, but as with all good works, it can be pursued with excessive zeal. That, at least, seems to be the case in Chicago, where some donors complain that goods they have left clearly marked for pickup by one charitable organization have been pilfered by truck drivers for a rival charity. People have reported that Amvets trucks have picked up clothing left for the Salvation Army. An Amvets official denies that this is being done but says witnesses have seen Salvation Army drivers making off with Amvets bundles. And Goodwill Industries of America,...

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