Dear Friends and Family,
This year the Sersens are supporting the Milwaukee Street Angels to fundraise during the annual "48 Hours of Homelessness" campaign.
Unfortunately, due to COVID, there will be no emergency warming shelters available in Milwaukee, putting hundreds of homeless friends and families at extreme risk. Wisconsin winters are brutal. The funds raised allow the Street Angels to provide life-saving, emergency resources to help with food, warm clothing and at times temporary hotel stays for desperate cases.
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, they’re opening a door for them. They are there to learn their stories and help them take steps to end their homelessness. Never heavy-handed. Never bureaucratic. Their 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.
Tim, Tina and Cole