Working as a Community to Feed and Shelter the Homeless
We have recently started with a young lady in Hillside, New Jersey that has taken on a huge burden in trying to feed and shelter the homeless.
The young lady`s name is Tina Thomas and she has started a Non-Profit organization called The Loving Arms Foundation which is a outreach program that will not only help feed and shelter the homeless but also provide them with the necessary training and social services needed to find employment for themselves and prevent them from having to revert back to being homeless once they leave these shelters.
The loving arms foundation has developed many ways to feed the homeless by having food banks at local churches and shelters throughout the area.
I understand the vision of Ms. Thomas and will be working with her to get the funding needed to acquire a building and staff it with people that have a loving heart and want to help people that are in need.
This is an ongoing epidemic that is going on throughout the United States for many years and although the homeless rate seems to be improving there is still a lot of work to be done to help feed and shelter the homeless.
The Data on the Homelessness Situation
Here are some recent findings from:
The National Alliance to end Homelessness
On a single night in January 2014, 578,424 people were experiencing homelessness — meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program. From 2013 to 2014, a period of ongoing recovery from the Great Recession, overall homelessness decreased by 2.3 percent and homelessness decreased among every major subpopulation: unsheltered persons (10 percent), families (2.7 percent), chronically homeless individuals (2.5 percent), and veterans (10.5 percent).
34 states had decrease in overall homelessness, while 17 states saw increases. 40 states had decreases in the number of people living in unsheltered locations, including the street, cars, and abandoned buildings.
The national rate of homelessness fell to 18.3 homeless people per 10,000 people in the general population, but the rate in individual states ranged from 120 in Washington, D.C. to 7 in Mississippi.
The rate of veteran homelessness continued its descent of the past several years to 25.5 homeless veterans per 10,000 veterans in the general population, but the rate in individual states ranged from 146 in Washington, D.C. to 9 in Virginia.
The majority of states had decreases in every major subpopulation: family homelessness (32 states), chronically homeless individuals (27 states), and veteran homelessness (28 states).
These numbers are trending in the right direction but we have to do whatever we can to ensure these people can get off the streets and stay off the streets.
Resources to Feed and Shelter the Homeless
That`s why we are asking for your support to feed and shelter the homeless by giving a donation of any amount to a very worthy cause that will change peoples lives in a major way, as one of the richest countries in the world there is no excuse for this many people to be homeless in this day and time.
So if you would like to donate to this cause in the fight to end homelessness, please visit the loving arms foundation website and contribute whatever you can to help raise funds to help feed and shelter the homeless.
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