Have you ever lost something, but you didn’t realize how valuable it was until it wasn’t there any longer. I have been working on another book for the past two months. I couldn’t locate the file. I panicked. I searched my computer from top to bottom. I broke out in a cold sweat. My eyes began to water. When I calmed down and prayed I realized I had placed the file in another folder.
Now just imagine how you would feel if you lost your home. A comfortable home or even if it wasn’t comfortable you had a roof over you head.Suddenly you are homeless. How would you cope? What would you do? Go to a shelter? If you are fortunate enough to get in. There are only so many beds available for women. Statistics show that women are the fastest growing group of homeless victims. Domestic violence is the primary reason. In some cases, it’s due to lack of healthcare, or a loss of public assistance. The growing number of homeless women is steadily climbing daily. So what can we do? Pray, of course. Lend a helping hand when possible. Partner with an organization that is trying to make a difference. But for God’s sake please do something. These women need you.
With so much fraud going on today, it is hard to trust that donations will really reach the women and families that are truly homeless. Do you know of a reputable charity who’s focus is to help these people reestablish their lives? I realize there are some that are homeless by choice and only want a handout, but would really like to reach out to those who need a hand up.
You are right fraud is a problem, we have to pray that God closes them down. I know of a church in south Dallas, The Dallas International Street Church. Pastor Karen Dudley. DISC is making a difference in the lives of homeless men and women. The Dallas Life Foundation downtown Dallas is another organization that is trying to make a difference. Both of these organizations always need clothing and other donations.