Homelessness is something every country is faced with. These people deserve basic human rights and we need to help get them into shelters and sometimes rehab centers. GGA will work with shelters in many different communities to ensure these individuals have food and safe shelter. The winter months are brutal and it's so sad to see large groups of homeless people sleeping outside in the cold. They end up with frostbite or worse - death.
The homeless population is faced with a greater risk to the Coronavirus: According to the New York Times "Doctors say that the country's more than half-million homeless people are at a higher risk of catching and dying from the virus." This is due to the cramped quarters in shelters, sharing of utensils and lack of hand-washing stations on the streets. Donate now to help us ensure shelters are taking precautions and have the items needed to help keep Coronavirus from spreading.
During the summer months, these homeless often become dehydrated from being outside in the heat. All of our communities could help each other by distributing water to the homeless, donate to the shelters and soup kitchens.
In January 2018, 552,830 people were counted as homeless in the United States. Of those, 194,467 (35 percent) were unsheltered, and 358,363 (65 percent) were sheltered. The overall homeless population on a single night represents 0.2 percent of the U.S. population, or 17 people per 10,000 in the population according to The State of Homelessness in America - The White House.
When people are assisted with the resources needed they regain a feeling of safety and security and their mental and physical health improves and people often reconnect with employment, health services, education, and community. Young people reconnect with family and re-engage with school.
Donations will go toward providing clothing, food, and basic necessities. Your contribution helps provide hope to some of those who need it the most. Let's build partnerships together to put an end to homelessness.
If you wish to donate "in-kind" donations, please contact your local shelter to drop these off in order to save on time and shipping costs.