The other day, my kiddo started to kvetch about virtual schooling -- and then she stopped herself. She said "You know what mom? I can't complain...I mean, not all kids have internet, or a computer...or even a place to live."
I think that sums it up.
A lot of things are inconvenient for a lot of us right now, but for some of us - an internet connection is the least of our worries. We can go inside when it's cold or rainy...like it is right now. Others of us just have to deal with the elements without hope of shelter.
In 48 hours, my goal is to raise $500 in donations to raise money for our friends who may need things as simple as a sleeping bag, warm socks or clean underwear. It may seem small to some of us, but for others of us these items are so much more than 5G going down for a half hour.
If you're able, please give to Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach. I'm on the board and couldn't be prouder of the work we're doing to make life more livable -- even if it's just for a day.
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.