54 Ways You Can Help The Homeless - Overview

VIII. Help To End Homelessness

52. Contact Your Government Representatives

Jerald Scott, who overseas human welfare issues for the United Methodist Church, put it bluntly: "We must tell our representatives that if they do not make low-income housing their priority, we are not going to send them back to washington.

A congregation in Mississippi organized a letter-writing campaign on behalf of affordable housing legislation. A few weeks later, the administrative assistant of the local U.S. Congressman called the pastor to tell him that his office was "overwhelmed" by the concerns expressed by his congregants. The pastor was gratified, but also curious. So he asked the aide how many letters were received. The answer: "Four or five." Your 29-cent stamp goes a long way!

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