Here’s How You Can Help People Experiencing Homelessness During the Polar Vortex
As a polar vortex sweeps across the Midwest, many people bundle up inside, hands over heaters, hidden away from subzero temperatures. But some citizens are left in the cold. Record-breaking temperatures lower than Siberia, the Arctic, and even Mars have already led to the deaths of eight people — and more than 80,000 people remain on the streets fighting to not just stay warm but to stay alive.
In Chicago, one anonymous donor went viral for picking up the hotel tab for 70 people experiencing homelessness after they were evacuated from a tent city at risk of exploding propane tanks, according to the Chicago Tribune. We may not all have the means to go to such incredible lengths, but there are plenty of ways you can help. Ahead are resources so you can aid those without adequate shelter.