Would you participate in awareness events for the forgotten (i.e., homeless, mentally ill, elderly)?
We all pass them on the street corner holding signs asking for help. Many are mentally ill. Adult care homes are filled with the mentally handicapped and the elderly who seem to have been forgotten by family, friends, and the public. Who will take care of them? Our current society seems to have little time to care. They will participate in events (i.e., walkathons, dinners, etc.) to raise awareness and money for breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, etc. If the event is for those that are forgotten... to rebuild lives, would you participate? Or, do you even care? Just a curious question. Thanks.
I would participate simply because it is our moral obligation to stand up for the forgotten. I was on the start-up committee for our local CROP Hunger Walk. When we first began to organize our event, we had to educate the public. Raising awareness often includes breaking down the barriers that are often caused by stereotyping and preconceived ideas.
I already have due to austerity measures targeting these folks who still need support. Some now face homelessness due to cuts, adding to the problem of the first mentioned forgotten. We need to be as proactive as the lobbyists who target the vulnerable for more cuts while big biz gets more bailouts and tax breaks.
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