The Difficulty of Being Homeless
Seventeen out of every 10,000 people in the United States were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2019 during HUD’s Annual Point-in-Time Count. These 567,715 people represent a cross-section of America. (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
For many aspect like taking a shower, eating a healthy meal, getting a good nights sleep, going to the doctor are all aspects of daily life many take for granted. For many homeless these little daily things just aren't there.
“The average homeless person is dealing with multiple issues — mental health issues compounded by chronic conditions and diseases,” said D. Michael Durham, technical assistance manager for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. (External link.)
It may seem simple but the solution is quite simple: Donating time, money or resources!
Financial contributions help Victory Center Rescue shelters fund everything from food to medical assistance for men, women, and children without housing. This coming May 13th, join us in the Great Give Day! A wonderful opportunity to raise funds and share our mission with the community! At the specific event: GREAT GIVE DAY ~ your giving will go farther.
Donations of Goods
Clothing - New bras and underwear, Shoes — suitable for walking, and Socks
Toiletries and hygiene products - Hair care products (for all hair types), deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.
Children’s Items - Diapers, Wipes, Children’s clothing and coats.
Donating your Time!
Nonprofits need all hands on deck to make the most of donations. Volunteers are an integral part of making sure that shelters stay organized and ready to serve as many people as possible.
Some ways you can spend your time helping include: organizing supplies and taking inventory, distributing donations, making welcome kits, serving food or teaching classes.