By Nef Cortez
Everyone that has a “roof over their heads” has a reason to be Thankful. Many of us were able to sit around the dinner table and enjoy this Thanksgiving with family and friends. In contrast, there are many unfortunate people throughout the world that are spent this Thanksgiving Day 2017 without one of the basic necessities of life…Shelter.
We can be thankful that here in the United States of America we are able to say that anyone who needs shelter has it available to them. There are many wonderful people that have committed their lives, and others who volunteer so much of their time, to help those in need. Yet, there are many who may be homeless (without shelter) at this time. Many are there as a consequence of some unfortunate circumstance or due to the outcome of some poor decisions.
There are still over 564,000 people in America that are homeless. That is a huge number, yet in contrast, it is but a very small percentage of all Americans. Less than 1.7 of one-hundredths of one percent are homeless. Studies have shown that 60-70 per cent of the homeless population is homeless due to their poor mental health. More needs to be done about that issue.
Many fine organizations like the Union Mission in Los Angeles are provided all the “fixin’s” of the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner this holiday, and many are able to be Thankful for being on either end of the Gift of that “giving”. There are those that receive, and those that Give. Both are blessed by the exchange.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
This article was written by Nef Cortez, a licensed Real Estate Broker, Cal BRE # 00560181 since 1976. He can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to email any questions regarding real estate.
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