A lot of people are struggling during this pandemic so Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have decided to donate half a million dollars to support New York's homeless families.

Read on for all the details...

Homelessness is a major issue in our country.

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With the current economic climate making it harder for people to keep up with their rent, the issue is getting truly out of hand.

On a single given night here in the States, over half a million people sleep on the streets.

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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.

But we aren't the only ones with this problem.

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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.

And, shockingly, these reports also disclose that twenty percent of the world's population lacks adequate housing.

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That equates to almost 1.6 billion people.

And, while it may be easy to assume that homeless people simply got themselves in their unfortunate positions...

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It is important to remember that many find themselves being forced onto the streets through no fault of their own.

Many are fleeing from abusive homes...

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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.

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Yet, sadly, very few are willing to give it to them.

And, in dark and troubling times like these...

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Homeless people need the support and kindness of strangers more than ever before.

As most of you will be aware, we are currently experiencing a difficult climate.

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The virus has been sweeping the planet at an alarming rate, and it is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

As a result of the deadly virus, people have been advised to avoid contact with others...

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And many countries, including us here in the states, have imposed full lockdowns while instructing citizens to self-isolate at home.

But what about those who don't have homes?

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While the majority of American's quarantine themselves within their houses, our thoughts can't help but stray to those who are homeless.

Homeless people are now more vulnerable than ever before.

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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, on top of this, they are dangerously exposed to the potentially deadly virus...

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And our no one seems to be doing anything about it!

Kind-hearted volunteers have been working tirelessly to find a solution for the homeless...

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Across the country, make-shift shelters and hospitals have been erected in an attempt to properly care for our homeless citizens.

Now, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have stepped in.

In order to help tackle homelessness in New York, they have generously donated half a million dollars to the cause in New York.

The donation was made to WIN, an organization running women’s shelters across the city.

The funds will be used to make sure that homeless children have the correct equipment to continue learning, even while they are experiencing difficult times.

The couple believes that their learning should not be stunted.

So, the shelters will be purchasing iPads, laptops, and other devices in order to make sure they are continuing to excel via virtual learning methods.

Ripa said this was the reason that the pair decided to donate:

"Learning remotely under the best of circumstances is very challenging without the proper technology, it is simply impossible."

The charity's president described the donation as "powerful."

"On top of everything else, our kids shouldn't have to worry about how to get the technology they need for remote learning — and now, thanks to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, they don't have to," Quinn continued. "Kelly and Mark's amazing gift sends a powerful message to homeless students: That they are seen and have not been forgotten. We are so grateful for their support and hope that others will follow their lead in supporting homeless families in their time of need."

The couple has also previously donated 1 million dollars to pandemic relief efforts.

New York has been one of the U.S. states hit the hardest by the virus with over 338,000 cases. Keep scrolling if you want to see how volunteers are doing their bit to help out during this difficult time.