AROUND 3.5 MILLION
PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS
IN THE U.S. AROUND 10%
OF THOSE ARE
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Life can be lonely when there is no one there to help you during difficult times. It’s even more lonely when you cannot find someone to help give you the needed energy when you’re down and getting back on your feet again does not seem possible.
At Animal Aid Network -Dude’s Ranch Rescue we are here to help those in need and are seeking to get out of their current predicament.
How many times have you heard, “Don’t give money to the homeless, they will only blow it on booze or drugs!” Is this really true? What about those with pets? In fact, homeless people with pets tend to give more to their animals than themselves.
The truth of the matter is that an imperative part of a life well-lived is helping those around us. It’s our responsibility to help our fellow human beings when times are tough
So what are the needs of someone who has, unfortunately, become homeless? More than anything, they need our emotional support to help get back on their feet again. This is more important than food, clothing, or money. The most common need of any human being is dignity, kindness, understanding, and encouragement.
The majority of us avoid eye contact with the homeless, ignore them when they speak to us, and/or act uncomfortable with any type of interaction. Simply making eye contact and acknowledging a person in need can go a long way in vastly improving their day.