Homeless in America

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The problem of homelessness in America is growing dramatically. It's a problem that can strike anyone when you least expect it. Therefore you should address this as a major crisis that affects our society. I feel as Americans we should come together to create solutions to end a growing epidemic of homeless people.

Statistics show people living in poverty are most at risk of becoming homeless. Economically they are at a higher risk of losing what little they already have.

The number of homeless families with children has increased significannot ly over the past decade. They are among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. They are approximently 40% of people who are homeless. In rural areas the largest group of
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Sometimes they are forced to sleep in freezing cold weather with just a newspaper to keep them somewhat warm. They don't have food to barely feed themselves, never mind if they have children. Also they don't have enough money to pay for medical insurance in case they or a family member gets sick. Without our help these people could die, leaving a lot of guilt.

If we help eliminate homelessness we will also benefit. As mentioned earlier when they don't have enough money to pay for medical insurance who's pocket do you think it comes out of? Yours and mine. Taxes are taken out every paycheck that is made to help pay for medical insurance for the poor and homeless. Taxes are also taken out to help support the welfare programs, for people in need.

As Americans we owe it to our country. It is estimated 1/3 of the homeless are veterans. They fought and were willing to die for our country, then when it was time to come home they came home to find out they had no money and no place to live, and the government turned their backs on them. Our country spends millions of dollars to help other countries in need. When countries have starving men, women, and children who do they look to, the U.S. If the government is looking to help anyone they should just look in their own back yard and see all the starving homeless people. Our country's homeless people need your help to end homelessness.

No matter what your skills, interests, or resources, there are ways

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