Families and friends of loved ones who have passed away often wish to make a gift in memory of someone special. Hearts of Hope Homeless Shelter welcomes these meaningful gifts as a way to honor a loved one. Please be sure to include the name of the person you want to memorialize and the name and address of the person you want us to notify of the gift.
HEARTS OF HOPE - HOMELESS SHELTER
The number of homeless people in the U.S. remained steady last year, underscoring just how much work needs to be done to actually lower the number of people living on the streets.
According to a recent Housing and Urban Development report, an estimated 633,782 people are homeless in the U.S. When the agency conducted its homeless count in 2011, it found that 636,000 were living on the streets and in shelters, the Associated Press reports. While the report contains some more heartening figures -- for example, the number of homeless veterans dropped by about 7 percent from the year before -- advocates aren't hopeful veteran homelessness will be eliminated by 2015, as the Obama administration projects.
To help empower homeless people, and bring an end to homelessness, consider getting involved in the following advocacy initiatives:
1. Bring Comfort To Homeless Kids
To offer homeless children the comforts every young kid deserves at bedtime
2. Feed Homeless Pets
An estimated 5 to 10 percent of homeless people keep cats or dogs, which many rely on for companionship and protection. To help those who are struggling to find shelter and food for themselves, and their furry best friends, consider donating pet food and veterinary care to those in need.
3. Help Homeless Vets
Donate small appliances and house hold items, to help refurnish new housing facilities, once vet receives assistance
4. Give Homeless People A Voice
Create street news paper discussing different homeless individuals plight with homelessness.
5. Get The Government Involved
Get involved by joining our advocacy programs and pushes public policy initiatives with the goal of ending homelessness and protecting homeless people’s rights. Contact your local and state legislation and push them to continue supporting social service programs.
Make a direct donation to the shelter. Send your donations to Hearts of Hope Homeless Shelter Inc 6869 N Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown Ky 42701. We are also looking for donations of can goods, hygiene items, new socks, new underwear, back packs, blankets,children s books, small stuffed animals. You can even go one step further in giving a hand up to your sister or brother by donating your time and/or services to the shelter. We are in need of carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and people to lay dry wall. We could use dentist to volunteer their services, as well as doctors, nurses or social workers, computer trainers, and grant writer. If this is you please contact us [email protected]