Once again I’ve been neck deep in real world stuff. This time I’ve been working on something for a local charity group, Have a Hart Help the Homeless.
Have a Hart Help the Homeless are, in their own words “Made up of volunteers, an outreach organisation to help support Birmingham’s homeless”. They do this by taking food, clothing and supplies such as toiletries, out to the homeless people of Birmingham. Support is also provided in the way of help and advice to connect homeless people to relevant services designed to help homeless people get back on their feet.
What have I been doing? Well, the group asked me to put together a website, to their specification, in order for them to grow their volunteer and supporter base… and that’s what I’ve done.
I know, I said I wasn’t going to do anymore I.T. work but being for a good cause I decided I would.
While carrying out the work I have been alerted to some appalling figures and statistics. Shelter.org.uk recently conducted a survey which estimates that there are almost 10,000 homeless people living in Birmingham. For further perspective that’s one in every 119 people.
I had no intention of posting about this when I started but now it only seems right that I do.
I would like to ask a favour.
I’d like to ask that if you’d be kind enough to offer your support. It doesn’t have to be money, or goods, it can be as simple as popping over to the site and liking their Facebook page or following their Twitter feed and sharing or retweeting posts. By helping extend their online presence they stand a better chance of accomplishing their mission and you will have helped make a difference, all in the click of a button.
Thank you from myself and on behalf of Have a Hart Help the Homeless. Let’s see if we can bring those homeless figures down, collectively.