Though we may not always witness poverty and homelessness firsthand, the fact remains that there is a tragic number of homeless people in the United States. The figures are devastating. According to a 2013 study completed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 600,000 homeless people are out on the streets on any given night. Nearly 25% of them are children and nearly 15% live together as families. Despite our status as the wealthiest country in the world, there are more than 500,000 people living on the bare edges of society, just clinging by and struggling to survive.
However, the situation is not hopeless. There are ways to combat the widespread homelessness found all over the nation. One way ordinary citizens can help the cause is by (more…)