A school administrator was interviewed; she said there were 7000 homeless children in Sacramento attending school.
I have been thinking what a wake up call for America this is. All the attention on the movie Slumdog Millionaire and children living in the slums of India. I think we thought we were somehow immune from this happening here. Here we are, children with no home and often no warm bed at night, their clothes being carried in a plastic bag. The shelters wake people up at 5:00 a.m. and close very early in the morning, these families have to wander the streets during the day and wait. They get in line early in the afternoon for the shelters to open up again at night.
What can we do? I welcome anyone's thoughts and comments. I need to volunteer to help the homeless; all I can think about is finding a way to help somehow. I feel guilty if I don't spend nearly every hour of the day looking for work or in an activity geared towards finding work. We are in crisis and we can not just look the other way.