Target: Florida State Government and residents
Goal: Continue to reduce the homeless population in the state of Florida.
The state of Florida is plagued by a homeless population so large that it can no longer be ignored. Though there are programs to provide the homeless with temporary food, shelter, and means to get back up on their feet, it is still not enough. Urge Florida State Government to lead the way and help address the homeless epidemic in the state of Florida.
With currently over 40,000 homeless residents, Florida has one of the largest homeless populations in the entire U.S. A third of the homeless are families in the state living out of cars or less and trying to survive. The problem has become so severe that it has been covered in news packages on shows such as 60 Minutes. As families suffer from the economic downturn present in Florida, they are forced to make do with the little they have and try to live a normal life.
Though the homeless population has been reduced by over 25 percent since 2007, the battle against homelessness is never ending. Urge Florida State Government to support more programs in the prevention of homelessness and reduce the state’s already existing problem. Urge Florida residents to do their part for the less fortunate in a way to help the homeless, especially young families, get back up on their feet. Florida is just one state of many to suffer the problem of homelessness. Urge the state to continue to reduce the homeless population and help the homeless get back on their feet.
Dear Florida State Government and Residents,
The homeless population has dropped down by over 10,000 in just the last year, which is to be greatly commended. However, this is not enough. With a homeless population of approximately 45,000, the state of Florida is only able to provide half of its population with temporary shelter. Those who are homeless are also more likely to risk being victims of assault and other petty crimes.
What we ask of you in this letter is to try to make a difference to continue to reduce the homeless population existing in Florida. Both residents and state government must combine efforts and act soon to diminish the problem. Though economic downturn has affected a wide variety of the population of Florida, residents must help those in worst conditions. On the other hand, elected officials must bring the problem to attention and call on other representatives to find a solution to the problem.
This epidemic of homelessness has affected the entire nation and can no longer be ignored. Please recognize and pledge to do your part to reduce this problem.
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