Our Obligation to Help the Homeless

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The sun was already dipping behind the horizon, but the daylight still lingered in the sky. People watched with an unwavering gaze, as a fiery red orb of light slowly sank beneath the horizon, and threads of light pierced the sky, until all that was left of the sunset was darkness. Then, suddenly the clouds lingered together, becoming darker as time passed. Heavy rain flooded the streets. Fortunately, so many of us can be in the comfort of our homes avoiding getting drenched, but much more of us have to suffer with the agony of not having a real place to call their home. What if everything was suddenly snatched from you, forcing you and possibly your family out to the unpredictable streets with little to nothing? This might not even cross …show more content…
Instead, make your donations to a well-known organization in your community. Many shelters and soup kitchens also welcome contributions and helping can also be as simple as donating or buying a warm meal or blanket. The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions represents 300 rescue missions in U.S. and Canadian cities offering food and shelter, youth and family services, prison outreach and rehab programs for the mentally ill, elderly, urban poor and street youth. They are a great place to donate and contribute your time to. You can also give other things, such as, your time to tutor the children. A tutor can make all the difference. Just having your attention can encourage children to do their best. Just imagine how your sibling, relative or very own children feels when you show them attention. Additionally, no matter what is done to help, respect is always the key.
If you cannot do any of those things, the one thing you can do is to show them respect. “Most of the despair in being homeless comes from being treated like you don’t exist,” according to David Pirtle. A warm smile or an acknowledgment—might be all that is appropriate in a situation. Talk to them with genuine interest and recognize their value as an individual, you will give them a sense of dignity that they rarely experience.
Lastly, if you are a spiritual person, prayer is one of the easiest and most positive ways you can help the homeless. Because of the harshness of their lives, many homeless
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