It is time we #EndHomelessness for good! #BringBackPublicHousing!
It is a damn shame that this so-called richest country in the world has allowed things to get so bad for so many!
Father Joe of #StVincentdePaulHomelessShelter says most Americans are 6 weeks away from homelessness. In other words, if you lost your job today, you could be homeless in 6 weeks.
Do something before it happens to you!
The following post was written eight years ago, but unfortunately still applies today. Our situation has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, where too many small employers had to close their doors. Some of the observations come from my volunteer work to help homeless working families.If you only have a minute, read the next to last two paragraphs, which speak volumes of why we should help.
There is an excellent documentary on HBO called “American Winter” by Joe Gantz which trackseight Portland families who are struggling in this economy. Please check it out atwww.hbo.com/documentaries/american-winter. This documentary puts a face on poverty and shows what these families are dealing with during the economic crisis. Since Ivolunteer with an agency that helps homeless families, I can assure you the problems portrayed in Portland arein evidence inNorth Carolina and elsewhere in the United States. For example, the median family income…
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