Eight Practical Ways to Help the Homeless
Homelessness is something that many people witnessed, but very few willing to talk about it. Even in mainstream broadcasting media, homeless people are overvalued. But very few tackles how really are to become a stray. In light of this fact, homelessness is an eternal shame of humanity.
‘We live in a modern world where there are so much prosperity and wealth. There shouldn’t be a homeless person — That’s crazy’.
If you are fortunate enough, the world of a homeless person is entirely unimaginable to you. But without form support of friends and family, how many of us could actually cope with the loss of a spouse, physical illness, or the loss of a dream job? Many people are now living on the street and facing problems and lacked support when they needed most.
Homeless people don’t deserve your pity. You don’t need a reason to help people struggling in their lives. We have come close to a dangerous situation where we started to accept the homeless situation as a problem that we can’t solve. But as the saying goes, “every dark cloud has a silver line.” Your little kindness can make a big difference.
Here is how:
Eight Ways You Can Help Homeless
Respect Homeless as a Valuable Individual
Give the homeless person the same respect and courtesy you would accord your family, friend, and colleagues. Treat them as you would wish to be treated if you need assistance. Because giving kindness to someone is difficult but usually finds its way back to you.
Don’t treat the homeless individual as if they are invisible. Many people striving for homelessness say that the loss of respect makes their situation harder to bear than the actual loss of material.
Clothing is essential life essential, as are shoes and food. Non-perishable food items are always out of stock in convenient stores and shelter houses. Blankets, books, coats and small, kitchen items are also essential. If you are donating to a homeless shelter that helps individuals facing these situations, consider donating all these items. If you see someone homeless on the street, offer food, a blanket, or traps.
Once in a while, consider volunteering for a shelter house. Answer phones, serve food, wash dishes, share and listen to stories with a homeless person, distribute clothes. Find out things they want and find ways to help them.
Put Yourself in One Shoe
There are many reasons why a person becomes homeless — illness, loss of job, divorce, lack of affordable houses, domestic abuse, lack of resources, and many other reasons. One of the first steps you can take toward helping others is trying to understand their situation. Educate yourself and your family so whenever they see a homeless person, they make an effort to help them. Always try to make the change from your home.
Pray for the Homeless Person
When they are on the street, they expose to dirt, violence, disrespectfulness. All these things drain one’s life. Pray for them. Might god listen to your prayers and the brutality of life on the street become somewhat revived.
Encourage them To Get Help from Shelter House
Encourage them to get help from the welfare association. Most of the shelter home administration offer food and shelter to the homeless. Many of them also provide therapy programs that deal with the cause of homelessness and cut the roots from penetrating.
Never Give Cash
Not everyone living on the streets is homeless; some of them are criminals running from the law. Always be prudent when talking with street people. Stay in an area where people can see you. Never offer money to a street homeless person. Hand over them sandwiches and beverages.
Offer them a Day Grooming
Load up a bag full of groceries is essential. You can also offer them a day of grooming — likewise, food, home, cleanliness of body parts such nails, and hair are important for oneself. Take them to a salon and get them a makeover. Dress their hair, cut their nails, and give them a facial. This will make them feel special and spark a light of hope in their life.
“Your one act of kindness could make the difference of life and death. Help a homeless today.”
Author’s Bio: Besides being an avid reader, Dr. Regina Johnson is an Indie Author, a publishing house CEO — EOJ Publisher, a Naval Officer, and a public speaker. A part-time author and a mother to beautiful Orlanda, she recently ventured her book store in 2020. She may have a lot on her plate, but reading to her daughter every night is what she loves the most!