I have been involved with the sleepout all throughout high school, and this will be my fourth time sleeping out and my third time being a part of the planning committee. Throughout the years, I have learned a lot about just how fundamentally important housing is, for stability, for safety, and for health. I have also learned just how incredibly fortunate I am to know that I have a place to sleep each night. I want this security for each and every member of my community.
COVID-19 has made paying rent even more difficult, and there are so many new families facing homelessness as a result. Neighbor to Neighbor has shown just how effective their emergency rental assistance can be with their proven track record of preventing our neighbors from losing their homes. This year, the demand for rental assistance has increased by an insane 2,000%, and it is more important than ever to donate to this cause.
That is why I am proud and excited to partner with Neighbor to Neighbor to raise funds for their homelessness prevention program. Additionally, because of a partnership with the Del Corazon Family Fund, the first $300 donated will be matched, doubling the impact of a donation!
Thank you for your consideration