Lets Help Homeless People Who Are Homeless In America & Abroad
Helping Homeless People - We all can make a difference.
We go about our daily lives trying to acquire more money, material things, and the American Dream. There is a lot of poverty and many people are
homeless in American
and beyond. The
has increased. Lets find a way to help.
Do you ever think about
why are people homeless
. Some people believe the homeless are lazy, weak, and a failure. Maintaining the basic necessities, such as food, and shelter are very challenging for many. Most people don't choose to live in the streets or in shelters. Have you ever imagined not having the basic necessities. Can you even imagine someone you love on the streets? Well, the people you see under bridges, sleeping on cardboard boxes, pushing shopping carts... is someones child. How can we help?
It was during the winter about 3 years ago my family and I was riding down the streets of Atlanta, we stopped at a red light and a homeless man ask my husband can he have his gloves. Yes, without hesitation he gave him the gloves. Since then I keep SAYING I'm going to give out hats to the homeless. Well, I haven't been true to my word and now that I'm sharing with others how to help, it's really convicting me. This Winter I will definitely give out hats.
A few simple ways to help homeless people in American
Don't judge them
Help them to find a shelter
Give them food (direct or through a charity)
Give monetary donations to a charities
Give Clothing (direct or through a charity)
Volunteer: A Soup Kitchen provide one of the basics of life, a nourishing meals for the homeless and other disadvantaged members of the community. Volunteers generally do much of the work, including picking up donations of food, preparing meals, serving it, and cleaning up afterward. Help homeless people by volunteering your services, contact you local soup kitchen, mobile food program, shelter, or religious center.
Share with others how to help end homeless in America
Organize food/clothing drives
Visit a shelter and find out how you can help
Join Habitat For Humanity and help build houses for those in danger of becoming homeless
Something to think about:
Does it bother you when you are approached by panhandlers while going into a place of business, someone come up to your car while at a signal light...(Lately this have really been bothering me)?
You want to help, but you're unsure of how your charity will be spent. You ask yourself if this person is really homeless. How should you react?
Assess each situation. Always look out for your own safety and avoid confrontation. You can donate or tell them about local organizations serving homeless people. Try keeping a few pre-packaged food/snacks to hand out. Practice being polite.
Charities that help homeless people:
Visit www.unitedway.org to make a difference.
The United Way Regional Commission on helping homeless people has made significant strides in providing supportive housing, services and assistance to chronically homeless men, women and children. By engaging community partners and volunteers in developing innovative programs and projects, we are working to end homelessness, not manage it.
Street to Home
Information is from United Way
The Commission and its community partners created an early morning outreach to take homeless individuals off the streets and put them into housing. A few times a month, typically before the sun rises, volunteers andexperienced case managers venture to known spots where homeless people populate and offer them a chance to end their homelessness.
If a person is interested, they board the Gateway bus, are interviewed, and are put in transitional housing coupledwith intensive case management. This strategy has proven effective with its target—those who are chronically homeless. Chronic homelessness involves a person who has been homeless for over a year and has a physical or mentaldisability. This process also gives a chance to those who otherwise may not know that they can receive help.
Volunteers and experienced case managers continue to make the program thrive and succeed, but outside forces have joined the effort. The Atlanta police team, health care providers and the business community have all joined the initiative.
Helping to end homeless in America through teamwork, success is achieved. Street to Home Statistics 43 percent of participants graduated to independent housing or were reunited with family and other support networks 34 percent of participants are in supportive housing or have moved on to other programs. 20 percent of participants are senior citizens, based on Vulnerability Index Interviews More than 130 volunteers have contributed.
For more information on ending homeless in America or to volunteer for an outreach, contact Phil Hunter, at 404.614.1042or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross can provide two types of assistance after a disaster – hard and soft.
VolunteerMatch.org-Search for Volunteer Opportunities
Training involves helping volunteers to respond to disasters, supporting a blood drive from delivering messages to our US service personnel, and connecting families displaced by disasters or conflict.Go through the Online Orientation that will provide an overview of the work that our volunteers do.
The American Red Cross is one of several community organizations working together to respond to disasters. The Red Cross involves annually matching knowledge, skills, interests and experience of individual's with opportunities to serve their community.
Volunteers constitute 96 percent of our total work force to carry on our humanitarian work: Every year the Red Cross responds to more than 70,000 disasters—including approximately 150 home fires every day.
Continuing helping homeless people:
About 11 million Americans turn to us to learn first aid, CPR, swimming, and other health and safety skills. Last year, more than 158,000 people volunteered to teach those courses.Half the nation's blood supply— six million pints annually—is collected by more than 155,000 Red Cross volunteers . Among our emergency services for the men and women of the armed forces is the delivery of urgent family messages—around the clock and around the globe. More than 30,900 volunteers serve as chairs, members of boards of directors, or on advisory boards for local Red Cross units - chapters, Blood Services regions, and military stations. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Red Cross reconnects more than 8,000 families separated by conflicts and disasters around the world through international tracking services and Red Cross messages.
Hard assistance provides material items and may include feeding, shelter, clean-up kits, comfort kits and financial assistance.
Soft assistance minimizes immediate disaster-caused suffering through listening, guidance, advocacy, and counseling.
Salvation Army programs vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations. You can contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center by doing a zip code search.
Salvation Army Mission Statement:The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Help homeless people by providing Housing and Homeless Services, such as group homes, emergency shelters. Transitional living centers provide housing on a temporary basis for varying amounts of time.
Serve the homeless by providing food and overnight lodging. Provide educational, counseling and vocational services to homeless and destitute individuals and families for extended periods.
Education, counseling, health care and specific training to help pregnant teens, emancipated minors, and wards of the juvenile court.
Address specific health or societal driven needs of particular populations. Family service programs help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, utility assistance and other temporal needs.
Ways to Give and help homeless people
More than 3,400,000 individuals of all ages volunteered their time, talents, and resources to assist The Salvation Army's work in FY 2010. Our volunteers are critical partners in helping us fulfill our promise to America of "Doing the Most Good." Many of the Salvation Army units across the country list their volunteer opportunities through Volunteer Match. To get involved, please visit the Volunteer Match website by clicking on their logo below, or visit www.volunteermatch.org and search with keyword "Salvation Army."
Miles-How it works: United Airlines
1. Set up a United Airlines Mileage Plus account, if you do not already have one, by contacting United at 1.800.421.4655
2. Whenever you fly United Airlines or on a Star Alliance carrier, be sure to show them your United mileage card or inform them that you are a member and they will credit your miles to your account.
3. To make a minimum donation of 1,000 miles to The Salvation Army, call United at 800.421.4655 and request that your Mileage Plus miles be transferred into The Salvation Army's account.
How it Works: Delta Airlines
All donations can be made by e-mailing email@example.com and including your name, SkyMiles number, SkyWish charity name, donation amount, and telephone number. If you would like to make a donation by fax or mail, Contact SkyMiles. Donations can also be made by calling the SkyMiles automated phone line at 1-800-325-3999*.
Donations must be a minimum of 1,000 miles and are not tax deductible for SkyMiles members or Delta. Allow up to 6 weeks for miles to be deducted from your account.
www.spiritofservice365.com- You can visit the spirit of service site and Click to donate free allows you to generate revenue for homeless people or any charity without spending your money. All funds are sponsor driven. The only cost to you is time. Every time you spend a few minutes clicking creates a valuable contribution to your favorite cause
To help homeless people visit justgive.org-Chose the charity of your choice
Lets make a difference to help the homeless in America and beyond. Give one gift at a time. There is Hope.
From Homeless People, visit Homeless In America Census Page
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