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  • Writer's pictureJ. Wilson

Supporting a movement of service.

Do you know of a broken or under-served person in your local community or surrounding areas? Are you looking for ways to help those in need? Empowering4Change.org is a non-profit organization that works to help those less fortunate in our community, and there are many ways to support their mission. In this blog post, we'll explore how you can help those on the streets through donations and volunteering, as well as discuss the prevalence of homelessness in our area.


Donations to Support the Homeless

Making donations is a great way to support those in need. Donations made to www.Empowering4Change.org/make-a-donation go directly to helping those in our local community and surrounding areas. When donating, you can give items such as clothes, blankets, and other items that can be used by those on the streets. You can also donate money, which can be used to purchase items in need or to support programs and services offered by Empowering4Change.


When donating items, it's important to make sure that they are in good condition and can be used for their intended purpose. It's also a good idea to make sure that the items are appropriate for the season. For example, donating a jacket or a coat in the winter can help keep someone warm, but may not be as useful in the summer.


Volunteering to Help the Homeless

If you don't have the means to make a monetary donation, you can still help by volunteering your time and talents. Empowering4Change offers many volunteer opportunities, such as helping with the organization's programs and services, providing meals to those on the streets, or helping with administrative tasks. Volunteering with Empowering4Change is a great way to make a difference in the lives of those in need.


Volunteers are also needed to help with fundraising events, such as bake sales and car washes. These events help to raise money for Empowering4Change, which can be used to purchase items for those in need or to support the organization's programs and services.


The Prevalence of Homelessness

Unfortunately, homelessness is a problem in our local community and surrounding areas. According to the most recent data from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are an estimated 553,742 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. This number is even higher when considering those who are living in temporary housing or who are couch-surfing.


The numbers are even more concerning when looking at specific areas. In our local nearest city of Des Moines and Kansas City, there are an estimated 2,500 people experiencing homelessness. This number is especially alarming when you consider that those experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer from health issues, and are at a higher risk of exposure to violence and crime.




Conclusion

Empowering4Change is a non-profit organization that works to help those less fortunate in our local community and surrounding areas. By donating items, money, or volunteering your time and talents, you can help to support those in need. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the prevalence of homelessness in our area, and take steps to help those in need.

If you're interested in learning more about Empowering4Change or would like to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.empowering4change.org to learn more. Your support can help to make a difference in the lives of those in need.



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