There is possibility in the art of giving, that we end up hurting more than helping, just like in the story of monkeys and the fish.
During some days contemplating this triggers the kind of existential crisis of inaction. Who would want to ruin others days or even lives with unskillful action?
Best not to help, when help is not asked. There are ways to serve quietly, without asking any credit. Take the beginners mindset and work on the tiny things, things that others ignore, i.e. picking up the trash after others who are too ignorant to do so. This simple way of doing tiny things can hardly have much harm, even if it happens to harm. Work becomes training and failure teaching towards the wisdom.
“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. “– Buddha