Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see the shocking photos of their pathetic excuse of homeless accommodation, right next to their empty hotels and casinos.
With the current economic climate making it harder for people to keep up with their rent, the issue is getting truly out of hand.
And, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report, in January 2018, 552,830 people were counted as homeless.
National reports have shown that over 2% of the world’s population is homeless. If that had to be converted into a solid figure, it would range between 150-160 million people.
That equates to almost 1.6 billion people.
It is important to remember that many find themselves being forced onto the streets through no fault of their own.
And others, with little or no support network at all, can find themselves sleeping rough through a series of unfortunate events.
All that homeless people need is a chance.
Yet, sadly, very few are willing to give it to them.
Homeless people need the support and kindness of strangers more than ever before.
COVID-19 has been sweeping the planet at an alarming rate, and it is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
And many countries, including us here in the states, have imposed full lockdowns while instructing citizens to self-isolate at home.
While the majority of American’s quarantine themselves within their houses, our thoughts can’t help but stray to those who are homeless.
Our deserted streets now mean that those who rely on the kindness and generosity of strangers to simply eat and find warm shelter are now at risk of starving out in the cold.
And our President is doing absolutely nothing about it.
Across the country, make-shift shelters and hospitals have been erected in an attempt to properly care for our homeless citizens.
But, in Las Vegas, things have gotten completely out of hand.
Vegas’ Catholic Charities Homeless Shetler has long served as the most reliable source of shelter and accommodation for the city’s homeless.
But, after a resident tested as positive for COVID-19 last week, they had to evacuate.
Hundreds of residents were left to frantically find themselves new accommodation but, with other shelters already full, their efforts were to no avail.
The city has come forward and offered a parking lot to shelter their homeless residents… Despite the fact that many of their hotels and casinos remain empty and available.
Which is when the Catholic Charities will reopen their doors, CNN reported.
The make-shift accommodation is made up of 24,000 square feet with sleeping mats and lines painted on the floor to ensure they stay 6 feet apart.
A parking lot should not be classed as accommodation. Period.
These people do not deserve this.
And, to make matters even worse, the carpet laid down by volunteers was removed, meaning that the shelter’s residents are now forced to sleep on the concrete floor.
And many have slammed the city’s governors as “disgusting” for their blatant carelessness over the situation.
And one social media user even pointed out that animals are treated with more respect in animal shelters.
Let’s get our citizens the accommodation and shelter they deserve.
To read more about how the homeless have been coping throughout this pandemic, keep scrolling to hear about the volunteers giving out care packages to various homeless communities…