There’s never an easy time to experience homelessness, but the cold temperatures of winter can make things especially challenging for those without shelter. Even in a place with relatively mild winters like Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, winter is a difficult and even deadly time for anyone living on the street, in the woods, or in their car.
At CASA, we do our part to end homelessness throughout the year while being particularly mindful of the winter season. And we need your help!
We have a number of ways for people to help fight homelessness this winter in Durham, NC, and across the Triangle.
4 Ways You Can Join the Fight Against Homelessness
We have several ways you can support our fight to end homelessness in our community. Donate directly from a bank or PayPal account, or mail in your donation. You can even donate via a stock transfer. Your gifts are tax deductible, and they help us support nearly 500 affordable homes in the Triangle. Contact us if you have questions!
Become a CASA Champion
One of the most effective ways to support CASA’s mission is by signing up to give monthly. Our monthly donors are our Champions, because they provide a steady and dependable source of income for our program. It’s an easy way to make a huge impact.
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There’s always an opportunity make your voice heard to show your support for prioritizing affordable housing in your community. And with many newly elected government officials after the fall election season, now is a great time to contact your local representatives in Durham, Wake, or Orange counties. Let them know that adding affordable housing to our communities is important to you, and that organizations like CASA need their support.
Homelessness: A Winter Epidemic
If you’re ever going to join the fight against homelessness, winter is the time to do it. Consider:
- 700 Americans experiencing or at risk of homelessess are killed every year due to hypothermia.
- Hypothermia can set in with temperatures as high as 50 degrees, but many shelters abide by the White Flag program, which don’t open shelters beyond normal capacity until temperatures are well below that threshold.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has put many more people at risk for homelessness and made homeless shelters a more dangerous place to be due to possible virus exposure.
Consider donating your time, money, or efforts today to help CASA in our mission to end homelessness in Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC, and make sure all of our neighbors have a warm and safe place to get through the winter.