Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
Homelessness has been declared a state of emergency in the Seattle area. We are needed now more than ever, to help lift those up who have fallen through the cracks.
Our country has an abundance of food, housing, and resources. There’s no excuse to let anyone withstand the freezing cold or extreme heat while so many of us have so much. It’s time to stop ignoring our fellow human beings or pretending we don’t see they’re in need.
Homelessness is not an incurable disease. It’s something we can end for good if we come together as a community and open our hearts to heal the suffering of others less fortunate.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in January of 2015, approximately 564,708 people were homeless on any given night in the United States. 206,286 were people in families.
In Seattle, the 35th annual One Night Count of homeless people in King County took place on Friday, January 23 in 2015. The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness recruited more than 1100 volunteers who explored the county to count the number of men, women and children who were homeless and sleeping outside, without shelter between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m. They counted people trying their best to survive in cars, tents, riding late night buses, or huddled in blankets under bridges or in doorways.
On that night, 10,047 individuals were found.
Help us help them. Everyone deserves a roof over their head.