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.

Socialwyze Team
May 26, 2021

Winter Storm in Dallas Endangers Lives


The next few days in Dallas are expected to be bitterly cold.

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.

We need more safe shelter capacity, transitional and affordable housing, and importantly transitional work opportunities for people to begin rebuilding their lives.

We have a Community Fund set up with our tremendous partners at EarthX to pay people facing eviction and homelessness, or who are in transition from former incarceration, to perform public benefit work that helps the environment and receive immediate compensation at the end of each workday, get rated on their work, build a 'digital resume', and transition back to housing and longer-term, full-time employment.

If you are a Nonprofit performing environmental work and are interested in helping us help people TODAY, please contact us to learn more about how you can double your impact by providing work to people who desperately need it, while helping move your projects forward at absolutely no cost to you.

It's a novel solution to a complicated problem. But a problem that we believe is solvable. And needs to be solved, so soon.

Because we don't know about you, but we can't stop thinking about the fact that it's going to be 1 degree on Monday night and more than a thousand of our fellow neighbors have no shelter. In 2021. In America. It's unthinkable.

Let's get moving NOW and work to achieve better outcomes for all. But it's going to take all of us. This is the ultimate team effort.

Please contact us. We stand ready to take your call, connect your environmental nonprofit to workers with IDs, digital wage wallets, and a willingness to work. NOW.

Their lives depend on it.

And so does the quality and nature of our society and of our very selves.