Quantcast

All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘homeless’

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets in Heartbreaking PSA

A Canadian organization is taking a popular viral concept and turning it on its head. You’ve probably laughed along as musicians, actors, politicians, athletes, and other celebrities read mean tweets about themselves. The popular bit is the work of Jimmy Kimmel Live, but the concept has spread and other groups and organizations have made their own “mean tweets” videos. So …

Read More

Sleeping Bags Can Save A Life During The Winter Months

Sleeping bags aren’t just for camping. They can literally save a life during the cold winter months. That’s why it’s so gratifying to see one non-profit doing something about it. TWC News reports that King’s Kitchen – a non-profit restaurant in Charlotte – has begun handing out 500 sleeping bags to the city’s homeless. This is just the latest effort …

Read More

Jennifer Connelly and Husband to Be Honored for Helping Homeless

Jennifer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany will be honored on October 30th at the 20th Artwalk NY to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. The couple is recognized for raising awareness about homelessness with for their upcoming film Shelter. The Metropolitan Pavilion event includes an auction of works by artists including Chuck Close, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Roxy Paine …

Read More

Homeless Sign Contest: Two Texas Cops Suspended

Two Midland, Texas police officers were suspended for three days after the police department learned of a panhandling game. According to the Associated Press, Derek Hester, 25, and 26-year-old Daniel Zoelzer, were suspended without pay for competing in a game to see who could steal the most cardboard signs from the homeless. The news agency also reported how: …eight signs …

Read More

Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S.

Tiny portable houses are being built all across the U.S. These tiny structures were originally used for downsizing or environmental purposes, but now homeless activists are taking advantage of the security it could provide to someone living on the streets. Typically built with a bed, kitchen, and toilet, similar replicas have served well for poverty-stricken individuals in states including Wisconsin, …

Read More

Tiny Houses Efficient Way to House Homeless

Tiny Houses have been steadily growing in popularity among people who want to downsize, simplify their lives, or just want cheaper housing. Now they are helping society with a more serious issue. Homelessness. There are several benefits to using tiny houses to fill the need of communities across the nation, according to CBS. The tiny houses are much cheaper to …

Read More

Kelly Thomas: Cops Acquitted Of Beating To Death Homeless Man

A jury acquitted two former Fullerton police officers Monday in the death of Kelly Thomas. Charges against a third officer, Joseph Wolfe, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter, were also dropped. Kelly Thomas was a homeless, schizophrenic man who died after a violent confrontation with law enforcement officers in Fullerton, California in 2011. Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli had been charged …

Read More

Fukushima Radiation – Homeless To Clean Up?

A man named Seiji Sasa is on a mission – recruiting homeless people from the Sendai Train Station for labor on the worst job in the world, cleaning up the nuclear waste of Fukushima. According to Sasa – the homeless people in the train station are potential laborers that he can dispatch to contractors in Japan’s nuclear disaster zone for …

Read More

Winter Coats Can Save A Homeless Person’s Life

When winter hits the country, with freezing rain, snow, ice and below zero temps, most Americans are at home snuggled up by a fire or in a heated home. It can be difficult to venture out into the snow and ice when required – but most people have a warm place to return. Not the homeless. They are the hundreds …

Read More

Down Jackets Encourage Animal Cruelty Towards Birds

Down jackets’ warmth and comfort are very popular during the winter and mainly for those who enjoy the outdoors during the colder season. What are down jackets you ask? Well, they consist of feathers plucked from the softest point on a duck or goose. According to a report by Salon, the term “down” is described as: “A single piece…of “plumule,” …

Read More

Fleece Blankets: Give or Receive Their Many Gifts

Fleece blankets. Who doesn’t love a fleece blanket? Even sheep love fleece blankets, because fleece blankets are commonly made with insulating polyester blends unless it is specified to be fleece-wool. Every time a fleece blanket is manufactured, one more sheep is able to graze undisturbed in the meadows for a few seconds more. Fleece blankets are light, but serve as …

Read More

Pajamas Provided For Homeless Children

Did you know that something as small as a pair of pajamas could change a child’s life? Genevieve Piturro, 52, realized this while she was volunteering to read to children at a homeless shelter, in New York, fourteen years ago. After reading to the children, she noticed that they would get into their beds fully clothed, and it made her …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»