Many thanks to FWD->DFW and the Dallas Morning News for writing such a fantastic article about the work we are doing here at Socialwyze!
On any given night there are 4,500 people experiencing homelessness in the City of Dallas. In 2019, MDHA reported that in Dallas, there were 1,153 were unsheltered people, literally sleeping on the streets on any given night. Imagine sleeping outside on Monday night when the temperature is expected to drop to 1%...Seriously. Imagine that. That's how people die. We must do better, immediately, if not sooner.
On President's Day, we wish to remember the words of some of the greatest Presidents who toiled endlessly on behalf of all Americans to end poverty and increase opportunities for those most in need."Very often the lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children." - Lyndon B. Johnson “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” - John F. Kennedy
One of the greatest myths surrounding people experiencing homelessness is that they don't want to work or are simply lazy. In 2018 as a part of Seattle's Point-In-Time (PIT) count, the groups and volunteers taking part in the count were given a list of survey questions to better understand the challenges faced by people living on the streets, how they got there, and what difficulties they faced in transitioning back to full-time work and permanent housing.
A truly great day yesterday with our partners Miles of Freedom at the Park South YMCA Food Distribution! 17,000 pounds of food was given to families in need in Dallas, workers earned much-needed income through our Socialwyze community fund, and we were honored to have Texas State Senator Royce West out on site today lending a hand. We believe there are no limits to what we can achieve in terms of helping people who need it the most when they need it the most. To learn more about our work, please visit our website (www.socialwyze.com) or contact us at email@example.com.