Sunday, December 02, 2018
When I was a caseworker for The American Red Cross, we had a lot of homeless people use our offerings. One man told us that his friend died, frozen to the side of a building in an alley. It is mostly an invisible population unless you see some on the streets in large cities. Out-of-sight-out-of-mind.
In warmer climates, it is really more noticeable because people will find a way to go south if possible. Here, in cold weather over half the year, homeless people must find someplace out-of-the-way, unless they want to be taken to a shelter or made to move along. We do have a mission here but as always, it is never big enough.
Homeless veterans are here as well.
If you have extra blankets, socks, clothing, shoes, boots,etc, feel free to donate them to your church, synagogue, or local mission.
It is a year-round need, so feel free to clean out the closets, garage, attic,etc, after the holidays. Hunger, despair, and basic necessities are easy to ease with somebody else's generosity.