With the tightening economy, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. Humankind: Answering the Need examines why people decide to offer their time and money to answer the need. When and how to help people in poverty is an ancient ethical question. But in most cases, there remains a wall between the poor and everyone else. Apart from income inequality, which has grown significantly in the last two decades, a social barrier remains. In this program we hear the stories of people who give of their time and financial resources to help members of our society who are strugglingâ€”and who often feel marginalized.
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