Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Crisis: helping the homeless

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Crisis works to support single homeless people by giving them information and help in key areas such as education, employment and housing.

Christmas is rapidly approaching, which fills most people with excitement of spending time with family, eating amazing food and giving and getting presents. But this can be a really lonely time of year, which is why Crisis runs a special Christmas project called  Crisis at Christmas. This has provided vital services for homeless people for 40 years! Whilst they are able to celebrate the lives that have been changed already, they do need your help more than ever to end homelessness for good.

Watch the video where Crisis Skylight London member Donald Waugh interviews Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy to find out what Crisis does.

To donate to Crisis, click here. You can also volunteer or campaign for Crisis.

If you are a member of a church, you can also get involved with opening your church to organizations that provide night shelters and a place to sleep for the homeless. My church (re:generation church, Gidea Park) is involved with Hope4Havering in particular.

Another idea for how you could help out a homeless person or give to a charity or organisation that supports the homeless, is by making care packages. A girl who was previously homeless has given some excellent practical tips on how to make these care packages in her blog, Adventures of a Once Homeless Girl.

It is incredible what such small acts of kindness can do to change people’s lives!


Ronell x

“Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?” {Isaiah 58:7}

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