“Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is taking a leadership role in organizing community to make decreasing the homeless population a top priority.”
Minneapolis, MN (January 6, 2017) – Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities invites the citizens of the Twin Cities to “Stand Up To Homelessness.” The Twin Cities is home to many great corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, technologists, universities and a medical industry that is the envy of the world, yet the homeless population has risen. Although poverty and homelessness affect all ethnicities, they are disproportionately higher for African and Native Americans, with a higher than average percentage of women and children.
According to a Wilder Foundation study1 on Minnesota’s homeless population, “
“Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is taking a leadership role in organizing community to make decreasing the homeless population a top priority,” explained Dr. Charles P. Morgan, CEO of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. Dr. Morgan further explained, “A climb out of poverty starts with basic needs, a home and a job. It is extremely challenging for a parent to maintain a job when they are homeless with children. Consider the probability of success for a child that goes to school hungry and leaves school to go to a homeless situation. Homelessness will not simply go away. It must be addressed by everyone who is capable of donating $1.96. That is the cost of a hot meal and care at the Mission. It is a start on the road to restoring dignity, hope and a bright future.”
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