Help for the Homeless
Organized by: Hannah Reigle
Do you know someone on the brink of homelessness? Have you ever experienced the loss of a home or a job, or even a family member? Driven by depression and a lack of self confidence, people can become homeless in the blink of an eye. Every year, the amount of homeless people in the United States is growing. People are losing their jobs, their families, and their homes. According to Reuters.com, there are more than 500,000 people and children sleeping outside every night. These people were once just like everyone else. They were successful, they were happy, and they were living life the way it was meant to be lived. Within a moment, everything was taken away from them, and now they have to fight and scavenge food to survive day by day, night by night. There are people we send overseas to fight for justice and freedom, just to come back to have nothing. Endhomelessness.org states that more than 49,933 homeless people are in fact our honorable veterans. These people are just like us and need our help more than ever. There are several ways that you can help the homeless. You can donate money to your local homeless shelter, donate any unneeded clothing items, and bring food to those you see in need. Step by step, we as a nation can save these people and put an end to the helplessness and suffering. We need to make sure these people are not forgotten. Homelessness can happen at any moment, so we need to be there to save them from catastrophe.