Dear Friends and Family,
This winter, Milwaukee is unable to host emergency warming shelters due to COVID. In the past, the city has provided several sites for emergency overnight shelters, saving hundreds of people from exposure to extreme weather and freezing temperatures. Right now our numbers are steadily increasing, with many new friends and families without housing who haven't had to face a Milwaukee winter on the street.
Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on people’s livelihoods, unemployment is sky high, and evictions are resuming after the moratorium. Also critical are the terrible effects of mental health problems and addiction. New people are becoming homeless every day. They are frightened, penniless, and don’t know where to turn. Milwaukee Street Angels Homeless Outreach is there for them.
Every year, Street Angels conducts a fundraising event called 48 Hours. Our two co-executive directors, Shelly Sarasin and Eva Welch, and a small group of committed volunteers, make themselves homeless for 48 hours. While Vicky will be working the administrative side of this fundraiser, Lilly and Ben are taking the challenge of camping and sleeping outside for 48 hours to help raise awareness for Milwaukee's homeless.
Will you consider sponsoring Team Ben and Lilly or, sign up to be a team and camp out in your backyard with us? Your sponsorship will inspire others all across the community to donate. Your example will have an enormous impact. Think of it as giving Hope Dollars to support Hope Dealers!
Thank you for considering our request. We hope to talk to you soon and let us know if you have any questions.
The Cordani Family