Here is some information about Homeless friends:
When you think about a homeless person do you think about:
A family whose father suffers a severe illness and is unable to work.
A single mother making minimum wage who loses the struggle to afford rent, childcare, transportation and food
A man who suffers from mental illness without the resources for treatment.
A family with children living paycheck to paycheck when mother is laid off.
A woman escaping an abusive relationship with nothing but the clothes on her back.
A elderly couple living on a fixed income facing rising rents, insurance, and medication costs.
Causes of Homelessness:
Low paying Job
Lack of neede service
Phyhysical and Mental illness
Death of a family member
Disasters (i.e. storms/fires)
Drug and Alcohol addiction
Homelessness in Hillsborough County:
17,566 men, women and children are homeless in Hillsborough County.
10 percent are children
61 percent are male; 31 percent are female.
There are approximately 1,500 emergency and shelter beds in Hillsborough County - thus at least 8,000 homeless men, women and children will not be able to find shelter tonight.
More than 1,700 children attending Hillsborough County Public Schools are homeless.
Project Downtown Tampa is a non profit organization run by motivated youth in the Tampa Bay Community.
Every Friday we go to Downtown Tampa and we feed our homeless friends. We try to help them with food, water, clothes, and other items they require.
We meet every Friday at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center Parking lot at 5pm. Join us as we try to save the world, one sandwich at a time.
For More Information please contact:
President: Malak Fakhoury (352-239-2394)
Vice President: Baseer Qazi (813-447-1438)
Treasurer: Faesal Shehab(201-281-1143)
Volunteer Coordinator: Shabia Syed(321-223-4549)
Public Relation Manager: Malaika Kunle(267-226-6611)
Secretary: Meghan Summers (813-468-5294)
Historian: Ebraheem Alrayes (813-748-3848)
On the street I saw a small girl cold and shivering in a thin dress, with little hope of a decent meal. I became angry and said to God; “Why did you permit this? Why don’t you do something about it?” For a while God said nothing. That night he replied, quite suddenly: “I certainly did something about it. I made you.”
Project Downtown is USF's premier homeless support organization dedicated to the physical, intellectual, and emotional empowerment of Hillsborough County's homeless population. Project Downtown is an initiative that began with a few students that were dis
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