When I’m coming home from school, I always come across the same man in Wilshire/ Vermont. He’s in a wheelchair, with a bucket between his laps, because that’s all that’s left of his legs. His shins, feet, and knees are gone. He’s always shouting, “A little help please! Spare some change!” It pains me to see the homeless man with a medical condition not being cared for. I would love to help people like this, because there are some determined yet unfortunate people who deserve a good heads start and chances to hope for a better future. Homelessness is a big negative part of my community, but I can help it make it better by donating and helping organizations that deal with homelessness.
“Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the nation” states an article called “Homelessness in the Los Angeles County”. Los Angeles County has the largest homeless population than any other city in America. Some people believe that homeless people got to where they are because they are lazy and uneducated. This can be true, but 25% of homeless people in Los Angeles have received a type of college education. Another fact against that stereotype is that 20% of homeless people are physically disabled, making them unable to work. But those who do work take up 20% of the homeless population. Considering there are 73,000 people homeless in the Los Angeles County every night, those percentages make up to a great number of people. “Homelessness in the Los Angeles County” also states that “As children, 27% lived in foster care or group homes; 25% were physically or sexually abused.” Los Angeles definitely has the worst problem with homelessness in the country because “only 17% of the homeless population is sheltered. In San Diego, 57% are sheltered and in Philadelphia, Denver, and New York, more than 90% are sheltered.” Homelessness is definitely one of the worst problems in Los Angeles, but there are ways to help it.
Homelessness In America The Stewart McKinney Act of 1987 defines a homeless person as One who lacks a fixed permanent nighttime residence, or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel or any public or private place not designated as sleeping accommodations for human beings. Included in the homeless population are people who stay with friends or family for a short period of ...
I can help make my community better by donating things I don’t use to organizations that deal with homelessness. I feel like this will definitely benefit my community. Many people are either homeless, or living in extreme poverty that will use these things that I don’t need to make their lives easier. In the article “Homelessness in the Los Angeles County”, it states that “Women and children make up almost 40% of the population.” This means that there are about 29,000 homeless women and children in the Los Angeles County. So I would like to be a small help to a portion of the homeless women and children by donating some of my belongings. This includes my clothing that I don’t fit into anymore, but is still in good condition, canned food, and money as well. There’s an organization called “Food on Foot” that helps homeless people by donating clothing, backpacks, blankets, and many things they might need every Sunday in Hollywood. Other than donating items, this non-profit organization also gives out food to the homeless. From 10:30AM to 2:30PM, they receive donations from the fortunate and give out things that have been donated to the homeless, and serve food to over 250 families and people who are homeless or extremely poor.
Other than donating, I can also find a local homeless shelter and organize a drive at my school. It can be for clothes, products to help with personal hygiene, or simply games, books, and toys for children who might be staying there. There is a shelter near my home called “Valley Food Bank”, I can get them to help me organize something like this. I think it will benefit my community because I think it would make a big difference all the students in the school brought something to donate to the homeless shelter.
Effect of television advertisements for foods on food consumption in children Introduction Question 1 This research describes a research that is both qualitative and quantitative. To start with, the research can be said to use quantitative research method because it employs the use of the top down scientific method of research. Throughout the research, the researchers make use of ...
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