The time has come where we all begin to experience a season full of freezing temperatures during overnight hours, meaning that Austin's homeless population will be the ones who suffer the most because of this. Additionally, these temperatures can also be dangerous to individuals sleeping in motel rooms, cars, and homes that have no heat whatsoever.
Here are some ways that you can help those who are experiencing homelessness in Austin with the onset of these dangerous temperatures.
Hand Out a Little More
Consider putting together a form of kit that contains a hat, gloves, coat, socks, blanket, money, bottled, water, and food. Once completed, you can hand this to a homeless person that you may come across on the street while driving by in your car. While it may not provide a long-term solution for the individual, it will certainly provide them some short-term comfort.
Support Organizations That Serve Homeless People
There are many organizations that are designed to serve Austin's homeless population, as well as homeless people throughout the entire country. Each of them have various types of volunteer opportunities that you can take part in, or if you don't wish to volunteer, you can choose to instead make a monetary donation.
Get Involved to Serve and Address Homelessness
There are many different opportunities that will enable you to get involved and help both serve and address the issue of homelessness in the city of Austin. For instance, you can volunteer to feed people at a homeless shelter a couple of times per week, you could volunteer to house a homeless youth in your home for a short period of time as a way to bring attention to youth homelessness, and you can reach out to those who are currently homeless and ask them questions about their issues while writing down all of the data to help update city records.
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