The solution is sustainable living.The problem is you’re not helping.<br />Featuring Lyrics from<br />“Tears Are Not Enoug...
As every day goes byhow can we close our eyesuntil we open up our hearts<br />Austin has approximately 2,400 rental assist...
We can learn to shareAnd show how much we careRight from the moment that we start<br />The average life expectancy for the...
Seems like overnightWe see the world in a different lightSomehow our innocence is lost<br />According to a University of T...
How can we look away&apos;Cause every single dayWe&apos;ve got to help at any costWe can bridge the distanceOnly we can ma...
If we can pull togetherWe could change the world foreverHeaven knows that tears are not enough<br />44% of homeless person...
It&apos;s up to me and youTo make the dream come trueIt&apos;s time to take our message everywhere<br />On a single night ...
If we should try together you and IMaybe we could understand the reasons why<br />46% of homeless report chronic health co...
If we take a stand every woman, child and manWe can make it work <br />For God&apos;s sake, lend a hand<br />22% of those ...
Our Tears Are Not Enough<br />Donate<br />Volunteer<br />Do something<br />Photo Metrix_X<br />
Please, do something<br />Turn the page to learn about  Mobile Loaves & Fishes <br />and how you can do something<br />Pho...
We’ve got 10,000 volunteers.<br />We’re looking for # 10,001.<br />A little goes a long way<br />Please, do something<br /...
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  1. 1. The solution is sustainable living.The problem is you’re not helping.<br />Featuring Lyrics from<br />“Tears Are Not Enough”<br />by Bryan Adams<br />PhotoKen Lewis<br />
  2. 2. As every day goes byhow can we close our eyesuntil we open up our hearts<br />Austin has approximately 2,400 rental assistance vouchers <br />This leaves 19,300 households underserved* <br />* Comprehensive Housing Market Study, City of Austin – Neighborhood Housing & Community Development, BBC Research & Consulting, March 3, 2009<br />Photo BL 1961 <br />
  3. 3. We can learn to shareAnd show how much we careRight from the moment that we start<br />The average life expectancy for the homeless ranges from 42 to 52* <br />* O’Connell, Jim, MD. Premature Mortality in Homeless Populations: A Review of the Literature Nashville: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, December 2005. <br />Photo DaliBorley<br />
  4. 4. Seems like overnightWe see the world in a different lightSomehow our innocence is lost<br />According to a University of Texas survey, each homeless person cost the taxpayers $14,480 per year* <br />* Diamond, Pamela and Steven B. Schneed, Lives in the Shadows: Some of the Costs and Consequences of a &quot;Non-System&quot; of Care. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1991<br />Photo SamPac<br />
  5. 5. How can we look away&apos;Cause every single dayWe&apos;ve got to help at any costWe can bridge the distanceOnly we can make the differenceDon&apos;t ya know that tears are not enough<br />1 of 8 women in homeless situations report being raped*<br />Photo Arty Smokes<br />* http://writerinaredchair.blogspot.com/2009/05/300-new-homeless-people-in-austin.html<br />
  6. 6. If we can pull togetherWe could change the world foreverHeaven knows that tears are not enough<br />44% of homeless persons had paying jobs during the last month<br />20% worked in a job lasting or expected to last at least 3 months* <br />Photo Franco Folini<br />* http://writerinaredchair.blogspot.com/2009/05/300-new-homeless-people-in-austin.html<br />
  7. 7. It&apos;s up to me and youTo make the dream come trueIt&apos;s time to take our message everywhere<br />On a single night in January 2008, there were 664,414 sheltered & unsheltered homeless persons nationwide*<br />* 2009 HUD Homeless Assessment Report<br />Photo Don Hankins<br />
  8. 8. If we should try together you and IMaybe we could understand the reasons why<br />46% of homeless report chronic health conditions related to their living situation and inability to access adequate healthcare*<br />* http://writerinaredchair.blogspot.com/2009/05/300-new-homeless-people-in-austin.html<br />Photo James Willamor<br />
  9. 9. If we take a stand every woman, child and manWe can make it work <br />For God&apos;s sake, lend a hand<br />22% of those in homeless situations report being assaulted*<br />* http://writerinaredchair.blogspot.com/2009/05/300-new-homeless-people-in-austin.html<br />PhotoBobTheMtnBiker’s<br />
  10. 10. Our Tears Are Not Enough<br />Donate<br />Volunteer<br />Do something<br />Photo Metrix_X<br />
  11. 11. Please, do something<br />Turn the page to learn about Mobile Loaves & Fishes <br />and how you can do something<br />Photo Chris A Carson<br />
  12. 12. We’ve got 10,000 volunteers.<br />We’re looking for # 10,001.<br />A little goes a long way<br />Please, do something<br />Who we are: Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social outreach ministry for the homeless and indigent working poor. <br />What we do: Provide food, clothing, and dignity to those in need in Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, Providence, and Nashville.<br />$10 30 Pairs of Socks<br />If you can’t volunteer, will you donate?<br />$20 Bread for 128 Sandwiches <br />$50 Cheese for 600 Sandwiches<br />$75 Peanut Butter for 900 Sandwiches<br />$100 2000 Cups of Coffee<br />Visit us<br />

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