Fresh Voices on Air commentator Elaine King explains why homelessness is such a complex issue.
Elaine King is a senior at Hoggard High School where she is a member of the National Honors Society, President of Beta Club, and Activities Coordinator for EC Buddies. Her favorite non-profit organization to volunteer with is the "Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry". She will be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall.
A Wilmington homeless shelter has partnered with the international charity Feed the Children to provide boxes of food and other items to needy families. Good Shepherd Center supplied the more than 400 boxes Thursday afternoon. The group’s Associate Development Director Logan White says they’ve seen an influx of people in the past few days because of the cold weather. She says the number one issue facing the homeless is affordable housing.
A Stand Down refers to a safe place for exhausted combat units to rest and recover away from the battlefield during wartime. Here at home, Stand Downs are also known as community events connecting homeless veterans to services and supplies they don’t have.