“Spring Into Action” with NCBW RMAC
As follow up to the ongoing “Baskets of Hope” program, NCBW RMAC invites YOU to set up a table “Yard-Sale” style in Monroe Park, Saturday, April 9, 2016 for those in need to receive goods from local businesses, organizations, ministries, and individuals. *No Cost*
What better way to shed winter blues and embrace a new season than to “Spring Into Action”. Often poverty has the face of those in dismay and in a geographic location far away. Such is not the case in RVA. Statistically, RVA has a high population of persons that are homeless and jobless or forced to work low wage jobs leaving little to purchase every day necessities (According to Homewardva.org – see statistics below). Simply, there are persons in need of resources. “Community Day In The Park“ will provide new and gently used items, counseling resources, job leads, encouragement and hope. For more information and/or how to be involved contact PR via website or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NCBW_RMAC is continuing with its mission: “advocating on behalf of those living in poverty, victims of domestic violence, and suffering with mental illness.
The organization Homeward conducted a demographic survey of 692 homeless individuals in January 2009 living in Richmond, VA. Here are some of the results:
- 73.8% of adults are males, 25.9% are females, and .3% are transgendered. Most homeless persons are single, never married adults (56.4%). 6.3% are married, and 43.6% of people experiencing homelessness are or have been in families, including those who are married, as well as those who are separated, widowed, or divorced.
- 10.9% of homeless persons have children living with them.
- A majority of persons report that they are African-American (67.7%), followed by White (26.3%). 4.4% indicated that they are Hispanic.
- The average age for adults is 44.4 years.
Hope to see you there…