Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Homeless Man With The Magic Voice! Somebody Give this Man a Job!

Hey People,

Another busy day on the grind is coming to a close. But hey, I am grateful and thankful! I am especially grateful for the house over my head, the clothes on my back, the food in my stomach and my family. There are a lot of people out there who are just trying to survive. Like the homeless. I have never been homeless so, I could never truly understand the pain of a homeless person. I just know that we have too many homeless people in our cities.

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, there were 643,067 sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons nationwide on a single night in January 2008. Additionally, about 1.6 million persons used an emergency shelter or a transitional housing program during the 12-month period between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008. This number suggests that roughly 1 in every 200 persons in the US used the shelter system at some point in that period. The federal government is currently promoting a 10-year plan approach to end homelessness which targets those who are "chronically" homeless—defined as, "An unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or has had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3) years." Many direct service providers are concerned that such a definition will exclude the majority of those who experience homelessness from receiving needed services. This is probably why we see more and more homeless people on corners trying to earn a buck. Check out this homeless guy in the video. We all need to use our power to find a job for this guy. 

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