Organized by: Lauren Raven
MY NAME IS LAUREN AND I HAVE A DREAM. There are 2.3-3.5 million people in the United States that have to deal with homelessness each year. Of these people 1.5 million are children, these children may experience acute and chronic health problems. These children have four times as many respiratory problems, five times more gastrointestinal problems, and four times more likely to have asthma. 41% of these children have families but 1/3 of these children's parents can't get a job because of their living situation. Without money these children cannot buy the medicine that they might need, which causes about 5,000 homeless children to die each year. If you subtract 5,000 from our population yearly we would have 322,558,006 people by 2020 (not including other deaths). The average amount of kids people have is 2 so if you multiple 5,000 five times (the years) and multiplied the answer twice (kids) that would have been 50,000 more people in the United States by 2020. Children are very important in the world, so if we can do some good in the world there can be a change. Under 1 Roof Shelter wants to do just that. We know that kids grow up eventually so we welcome all ages to our shelter. Under 1 Roof Shelter would love it if you would help support our group and decide to make a change. We don't want to pressure you so we want you to decide what you might want to do to help. We know that this will be expensive but we still have faith, we have faith in you, and those who help. We really need a helping hand with money ($10,000)so we can purchase food, a home, and personal products for the less fortunate. We ask that you bless not only us but the people in need of your help. We know that we can do this, we believe. We are not like other fundraisers who might use the money for other reasons then what they're raising the money for. We are not the fundraiser who are looking for fame, we are Under One Roof Shelter! No we are not trying to get further than anybody, we are not trying to be better than somebody. We are simply trying to finish, we want to succeed. Our success will not only be AMAZING it will be a spotlight shining down on others missed opportunities, giving them faith to finish STRONG! We will achieve our dreams no matter what problem comes our way. You don't know the fighting spirit that we hold, you don't know the sacrifices that we are willing to make. You don't know how hard we are willing to work to achieve our goals but I do. Our goal is to help all of those we can to the best of our ability. We have the heart of a lion, the courage of a thousand men, and the strength of the universe, and no one can tell us otherwise because we will succeed.