“Home isn’t where you’re from; it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” – Pierce Brown
Home is more than four walls and a roof – it’s a place to lay your head, a hot meal, or a loving family. But more than 550,000 Americans and much more worldwide do not have those comforts of home because they lack a permanent residence. Battling the elements with no shelter, searching for food, and going days – sometimes weeks – without a shower is a reality for many.
One of the primary reasons for homelessness is displacement due to conflict or disasters. In 2017, there were 30.6 million new displacements. Affected individuals, families and communities are typically left with little to no resources.
There are many CFC-supported organizations helping people right here in our own community and around the world. Their missions are to give relief in the form of a bed, hot meal, or shower, as well as the life skills needed get back on their feet and find employment.
Here’s how you can make an impact:
- $25 funds one night of safe shelter and all services for a person without a permanent residence.
- $45 covers the cost of a bed for one night in an urban temporary housing shelter.
- $250 feeds and clothes a child in need for two weeks.
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