InNawlins I DID live in a nice section of town (the Garden Ditrict), but saw the constant flow of hunfry and street folks panhandling/ (Ive also spent time in the bridge area around Sacramento ST in San Frans where the homeless congregte in underground cubicles, also saw street guys cooking pigeons over a dump fire in the underground railway tracks beneath the city of Philly)
In West Virginia we lived in "drydoc" trailers among all sorts of Hills n holler folks between Mingo and the Smokies. e left ALL communities where we worked with newly drilled wells for their perpetual use. We always hD DELIVERED ample food rations for us (and for folks who lived there)
We did what we could to help and ,I freely admit, to allay any residual guilt that qe felt about our vastly different circumstances.
I never found many "Whiners" within the groups we met. W gave many mountain folks jobs nd they usually didnt stay long as they were much more comfortable with subsistance lives in the endless sharp sided hills rather than routine jobs.
In New Orleans , EVERYBODY sought work and their career options were pretty well defined by intelligence and educational attainment. (Louisiana hardly ever had resources devoted to giving folks a hand "up").
Seems that all the La governors believed in each amendment of the Bill of Rights and conveniently just forgot everything about what the Preamble said.