A large number of people who are homeless and sleeping on the streets today are victims of some personal tragedy. They lacked a support system and this reduced them to their present condition. We should lend a helping hand to these unfortunate souls and try to make their lives better through these simple ways.
- Give them respect
Most people tend to ignore homeless people whenever they come across them. Pretending as if a homeless person is invisible is very disrespectful. A simple salutation as you pass by is a sign of acknowledgement and can bring a smile on the face of a homeless.
Donate whatever you can to homeless shelters in your area or homeless people who are living on the streets nearby. Give away your leftovers to the homeless instead of throwing them away in the trash. Old clothes and shoes are also good items to donate to the homeless. If you are making donations to a homeless shelter, then you can even donate other items such as a desk, cupboard or TV.
Volunteer at your local homeless shelter and try to spend some time with the homeless. Even an hour that you spend talking to a homeless person can make a difference in his or her life. You can also get your friends to volunteer and together you can organize events at the homeless shelter.
- Try to get them a job
You can hire a homeless person to paint your house or for watering the plants in your garden. You can also tell your friends to do the same. There are many homeless people who are willing to work but are unable to find any sort of employment.