The Effects of Cold Weather on Those Facing Homelessness

The winter and cold weather aren’t favorable for those facing homelessness.  As the harsh Atlanta temperatures creep below 20 degrees and the winds begin to pick up speed, those that find themselves sleeping outside fear of what cold weather brings. The effects of cold weather on those facing homelessness are dangerous. Many scramble just to find blankets and coats to keep warm.

Cold weather can mean things like:

  • Frostbite
  • Hypothermia
  • Uncontrollable shivers
  • And more.

No one deserves to be left on the streets in these conditions, but for many men, women, and children in Atlanta, the street is their home. If you are facing homelessness and have no place to go, anxiety increases as you look for things to cover up and stay warm with. It doesn’t take long for hypothermia and frostbite to set in. For parents, it is even scarier to watch your kids outside in the cold.

Our goal this winter is to bring our neighbors facing homelessness in from the cold. But we can only do so with your help.

Your donation would provide:

  • Warm Clothing, so that the man who had only one pair of torn pants to his name can protect himself against the freezing temperatures.
  • Safe Shelter, so that a mom can finally have a good night of sleep without worrying about how she and her baby will survive.
  • Hot Meals, so that the hungry belly of a child who’s gone without food for days, can feel the comfort of a delicious meal.

While small to some, these are life-changing things and the start of a complete life transformation. That hot meal might turn into a conversation with someone new. That conversation can turn into a trusting relationship. Your help, no matter how small, really does change lives. One person at a time.

If you would like to make a donation to help give hope to those who truly need it this winter, please click here.

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