Shortest night is long when you’re homeless

The summer solstice is the longest day, and thus the shortest night, of the year. Make the most of your extra hours of daylight today by reading Coalition President/CEO Brent Trotter’s thoughts on the matter…

I’ve heard it. I’ve even said it: “I wish there were more hours in the day.”

Today is the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year. There is a lot of science involved – the sun and its distance from the equator – but here’s what I know: The longest day means the shortest night; yet for those in the throes of homelessness, tonight will be painfully long.

Because of the compassionate support of people like you, Coalition for the Homeless is able to help relieve some of the agony caused by losing a job, a home, or the comfort of all things familiar.

Homelessness is likely the most misunderstood social issue in our community. A health crisis or cutbacks in work hours – an unexpected car repair or a sick child who can’t be taken to school – are enough by themselves. But any combination and you have a full-blown crisis looming.

The shortest night or longest day may enjoy a word of designation on our calendars, but for some, it is another day of struggle.

As your longest day comes to an end, please consider that tonight, the Coalition will serve over 750 homeless men, women, and children who, without your generosity, could otherwise have had nowhere to go.

"Coalition for the Homeless"

"Coalition for the Homeless"

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