World Homeless Day: How You Can Help

Today marks World Homeless Day, an international event to draw attention to homelessness and a call to action for communities to get involved in the fight against homelessness. According to the National Alliance to Help Homelessness, more than 600,000 people in the United States alone are living without shelter.

This past spring, The Salvation Army’s “Perceptions of Poverty” report found that thirteen percent of Americans reported having spent a night in a shelter or on the street due to a loss of housing. While an overwhelming majority of Americans believe people living in poverty deserve a helping hand, there are still some who remain skeptical of the realities and reasons for poverty, and nearly a third of those surveyed were unsure of what they can do to help others in need.

Throughout the country and around the world, The Salvation Army works to provide housing, food, financial and other assistance for those who are homeless or living in poverty. Last year, with the help of our supporters, we provided more than 30 million people with a variety of services, including 10 million nights of lodging and 60 million meals.

For more information on our services, or if you’d like to volunteer or donate, please visit our website at, or call us at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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