National Roof Over Your Head Day
National Roof Over Your Head Day:
Celebrated annually on every December 3rd, the National Roof Over Your Head Day is dedicated to creating Social awareness about homelessness and a call for charity. Forgetfulness is a blessing and a bane. But there are so many things to be thankful for that many don’t have in their everyday life. So count your blessings right from the roof over your head and give for charity!
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on December:
Why Roof Over Your Head Day?
There is nothing more comforting than home at the end of a hard working day or a difficult day. But did you know there are hundreds of millions of people out there who don’t have a roof over their head and 1.6 billion of them live under poor housing facilities? This is not the case only in developing countries but also in developed countries.
Being homeless is a reality for many people out there and with everyone’s help, this can be resolved. Thus the Roof Over Your Head Day is dedicated to raising awareness about people whose basic need isn’t met i.e., having a place to live.
With so many people being homeless, a rise in theft, jail time, policing and medical expenses will harm society and the economy as a whole.
Thus this Roof Over Your Head Day let’s come up with practical solutions to help the homeless in our society. There are plenty of creative ways to solve this issue. For example, the people in Utah realized they were paying $20,000 annually to take care of the homeless i.e., inclusive of health care, policing, jail time, arrests, etc. so they build homes to take care of their homeless at just $7,800 annually. This solution not only saved their money, but it also lowered the homeless rate by 72%!
You may or may not be able to help the homeless on your own, but you can surely encourage the leaders of your society to do it. Whether you want to reach out to a homeless person or support a homeless shelter run in your locality this Day is all about caring for others while being thankful for everything we have.
How Can We Observe National Roof Over Your Head Day?
- Raise awareness about the National Roof Over Your Head Day on Social Media
Observe this day by sharing the significance of National Roof Over Your Head Day with family and friends on social media. Use hashtags #NationalRoofOverYourHeadDay and #RoofOverYourHeadDay to encourage people through social media.
- Donate/ Volunteer for a homeless shelter in your locality
A great way to celebrate the day is to contribute a few dollars to the homeless shelter. If money is not the only way to show your support for people, you may volunteer for any help needed by the homeless shelter to aid the homeless.
- Raise Money for the homeless
You could also organize events that donate some of the money to aid the homeless.
Interesting Facts About National Roof Over Your Head Day:
Here are a few facts about the homeless surrounding this day,
- As per 2017 records, over 5 million people being homeless inclusive of 58,000 families with kids
- Nearly 47% of the unsheltered were found in California followed by San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Rosa, and San Jose
- As per HUD’s 2018 report on homelessness, it was found that 20% were diagnosed with mental illness, 16% suffered from substance abuse, 9% had been to jail or subjected to correctional facilities and approximately 44% of people who lived in shelters had some disability
- An Individual with strong family and religious ties have a 60% lower risk of becoming homeless.
- Domestic Violence is a major cause for homelessness among women
- Over thousands of veterans are unsheltered each night with nearly 50,000 of them are women
- As per the survey in 2014 by NLCHP nearly 24% of the cities declared it to be a crime to begin public, 33% announced it to be illegal to loiter, 18% declared sleeping in public is a crime, 43% were against people living in their cars and 53% declared it be illegal to lie down or sit in some particular places.
- Criminalizing homelessness is increasing steadily in recent years.
History Of National Roof Over Your Head Day:
The founder and Origin of the National Roof Over Your Head Day remains unknown until further revelation by our research. This mysterious holiday falls under the unofficial national holidays and is celebrated across the US.