Monday, December 27, 2010

Many ways to help the homeless - Los Angeles Times

Many ways to help the homeless - Los Angeles Times

Although a lot of people are feeling stretched for cash this season, advocates for the homeless say there are other ways to help. Many organizations welcome donations of new or gently used clothing and blankets, as well as toiletries and food. And while volunteers come out in numbers during the holiday season, homeless service organizations need help throughout the year.

"What people really need in these hard times is a human touch, a kind word," Bales said. "Even just … serving some coffee, hearing a person's story and sharing some love."

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