I read today that 1 in 5 Americans will experience homelessness at least once in their lives. And I thought to myself wow – that seems high. But then the storms ripped through the South and I can see why it would be 1 in 5 because in an instant hundreds of families and children are now homeless.
What happened the last time you had something horrible happen to you? You probably went home or to your friend’s house and cried and grieved or maybe you went to your parent’s house looking for comfort. But think about all those times where you went through something horrible, you most likely had a place to go.
Now imagine that the worst, most unimaginable, scary thing just happened to you. And you can’t go home. You can’t go to that place of comfort. You can’t go to friends or family because they don’t have homes either. All you have is each other and the clothes on your back. Sitting on the couch with a bottle of wine and chocolate talking about how horrible the past few days were isn’t an option.
I can’t imagine going through a disaster like that, but what I really can’t imagine is not having a home to go to after; a place where you feel safe and comfortable. A place where all your family knows they can find you.
That’s why we’re helping – because homelessness can happen to anyone. I think about those families who were just barely hanging on as it was and now, well they have nothing – what’s going to happen to them?
Help us – we’re heading to help the newly homeless and we’re taking all donations with us. Every $1 counts. Every bottle of water counts. Every blanket, toy, food, books, prayer you can give helps.
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- Jessica Wrench, Forsaken Generation