I would like to address the issue on homelessness. As the years go by I feel like the homeless population is growing and we need to take action to make sure that everyone can get back on their feet.
Here are a few facts from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, as of 2015 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in the U.S. and out of that number 206,286 were people in families and 358,422 were individuals. 15 percent of the homeless population were chronically homeless meaning for longer than a year. Two percent are chronically homeless in a family and lastly, eight percent of the homeless population are veterans.
I think that this is an important topic that needs to be addressed because right now the service that I am doing is feeding the homeless and it saddens me to see families on the streets struggling to find food, shelter, clothing, and many other needs. As a community, I am not saying that we could get rid of homelessness altogether, but I think that if we take this step by step we can accomplish a lot.
All in all, lend a helping hand.