No one is more affected by the freezing weather than the unfortunate people that sleep on our streets every night. However, a glimmer of hope and an example of human kindness, has gifted 70 homeless people with a means to escape the freezing weather.
An unknown Good Samaritan has paid for 70 homeless people from Chicago to stay in a hotel and escape the -32C extreme weather.
The Chicago Tribune reports people were camping in tents after their propane tanks were confiscated.
Salvation Army spokeswoman Jacqueline Rachev told the press that the group had set up emergency makeshift camps, heated by donated propane tanks, however one of them exploded.
After the explosion, the Chicago Fire Department removed all of the other tanks because they posed a risk.
Ms Rachev has said that the homeless were going to be relocated to a makeshift warming centre at the downtown Chicago Salvation
“All the folks there, some wonderful citizen is going to put all of them up at a hotel for the rest of the week,”Ms Rachev
In Britain, government figures have shown that the amount of people sleeping on the street has fallen for the first time in many years. However, homeless charities believe that this figure is not correct, as many homeless people go unaccounted for.
I made this short documentary about the significant homeless crisis in London. The message is simple, each one of us has a dream and no one dreams of being homeless. We need to remember they still members of our society with hopes and dreams like us.
We should attempt to help them as much as possible. Even if it is simply to offer a smile and a quick chat.
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