Once again this year, I am taking the Street Angels 48 Hours Challenge to raise awareness about homelessness in Milwaukee and to help raise funds to support Street Angels Mission. I am not only an advocate and a friend for those Street Angels' serves, but a firm believer in treating everyone I meet with dignity, empathy and compassion. It is important to understand what my friends experience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Help is out there, but the system that was designed to provide assistance is often times very hard to navigate. Please consider helping me, help my friends.
Street Angels is a local (501c3) non-profit that helps meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing homeless in Milwaukee County. Street Angels operates 156 nights per year, 3 nights per week providing hot meals, bag lunches, clothing, blankets, shelter and most important, HOPE to hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness. But that isn’t all. When Street Angels’ hands someone a hot meal, we're opening a door for them. We are there to learn their stories and help them take steps to end their homelessness. Never heavy-handed. Never bureaucratic. Our work is friend to friend.
Currently, Street Angels is seeing about 130 friends each night and the number keeps growing. 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. Street Angels is there for them.
By helping me, you are helping hundreds of individuals who would otherwise be lost and without HOPE.
Thank you all in advance for your generosity. I love you all.