Each year, between 5 and 8 million individuals experience some type of homelessness. Nearly 80% percent of those individuals are lucky enough to regain their footing within one month; however, 20% have a much longer struggle. Thousands of people go several months, and sometimes even years before they are able to find stable housing. The more time that these people go without guaranteed shelter, the longer they are exposed to harsh outdoor elements.
Winter can be a very dangerous season for individuals without a home. During these bitterly cold months, those who don’t find shelter for the night could fall victim to hypothermia, dehydration, frostbite, or worse, potentially freeze to death. In Florida, mild winter temperatures generally pose less of a threat to the homeless population; however, our weather can be extremely unpredictable. Sometimes our moderately cold weather turns into below freezing temperatures overnight. Inconsistency in Florida’s weather conditions could cause some serious problems for the local homeless population.
When a cold snap comes, you can help the less fortunate stay warm by donating your unwanted clothing. Individuals who are homeless cannot afford to go out and purchase the typical winter essentials. The money they receive from low-wage work, panhandling or types of public aid rarely cover more than meals and other urgent needs. When you donate your unwanted clothes or household items, it gives individuals struggling from homelessness one less thing to worry about this winter season.
If you are unsure of where your nearest donation center is, contact an Orlando junk removal company who can help. Package up your unwanted goods and set them aside in a safe place so that they will stay in good condition. If your old clothing and other items are unwearable or unusable, that same Orlando junk removal company will be able to dispose of them in a proper location.
The Orlando junk removal professionals at Junk Angel can clear away your unwanted winter items and donate them to those in need. We will haul your junk to a donation center or a disposal center (if needed). To learn more, call us today at 1-888-80ANGEL.