Tents for the Homeless

Frederic Douglas, United States
Winner

Purchase and distribute tents for the homeless in Santa Ana, California. I participate in feeding the homeless every Monday in downtown. I see many people living in tents and others without tents. I am aware that merely giving a tent does not go far in curing the problems of homelessness. I do note that many of the existing tents are large and take up much space in the public places. Purchasing more modern, more compact, portable tents can serve to provide shelter that can more easily be dismantled when not used to take up less space in public places while providing the ones without shelter a more convenient option on the street. Those without any tent could benefit from having a temporary roof over their heads. I believe that this little gesture can be a part of the larger solution to addressing the needs of the less fortunate.