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FACTS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS 2020

Dignity is a human right

TONIGHT
193,000 Americans will sleep on our streets*

They need a study proven
BACKPACK BED.

Please help

1000's die each year

Facts About Homelessness in the USA

Every night thousands of Americans are putting their life at risk by sleeping on the street. No ones thinks they will end up homeless and can be traumatic when it does happen.

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552,830 Americans are homeless and needlessly suffering tonight

1 in every 588 Americans is homeless.

194,467 people will sleep on the street across the USA tonight (HUD 2018).

The ten states with the highest homeless rates account for 55% of the homeless population - CA, NY, FL, TX, WA, MA, OR, PA, IL, CO.

18% are chronically homeless (HUD 2018).

7% are unaccompanied youth under 25 (HUD 2018).

7% are veterans (HUD 2018).

Homelessness can be caused by

Family violence

Mental health issues

Physical health issue e.g. accident at work and bills mount up

Loss of employment, under-employment or inability to gain a new job

Limited housing / rental stress

Drug and alcohol addiction (which can occur after being homeless)

Traumatic Experiences

One or a combination of these factors can lead to someone becoming homeless. Sometimes homelessness can occur due to someone moving to a new area and losing their job, and not having any support to help. Other times it can be something as simple as not being able to afford housing.

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time. The tiniest life change can cause someone to lose everything they have in a blink of an eye. It's a terrible place for anyone to be in as you will never know what will happen to you on the streets.

Whatever the reason - Americans sleeping on our streets need immediate shelter to survive.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE HOMELESS

Backpack Beds SAVE LIVES

Backpack Bed for Homeless partners with homeless services across America to distribute our study proven Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless without shelter.

We are a 501(c)3 charity that relies on the support of everyday Americans to help give back safety to people living on the streets. Your donation can help someone survive a night on the streets by protecting them from the harsh weather climates that can happen at night.

How The Homeless Backpack Bed Works

Feather

Lightweight 6.6lbs

Street tough material

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Full Body Protection

4 season summer & winter

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Fire Retardant

Fabric + Mattress 6ft 3" x 22"

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Water & Wind Proof

Protects against winter chills

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Full Body Mosquito Net

For hot summer nights

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Ergonomic Backpack

Adjustable shoulder & chest straps

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Storage Pockets

4 pockets - store over 44lb

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Secret lockable pocket

With brass key lock

You can make a difference to someones life today

How your donated Backpack Bed makes a difference

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