Did you know?

Of those people seeking emergency food relief, more than one-third (36%) had to choose between buying food or paying for housing. Shaken baby syndrome is responsible for about 1,500 infant deaths a year nationwide. Men are responsible for 80 percent of shaken baby syndrome cases.
The number of assaults against the homeless is rising. In 2005, 73 homeless people were assaulted nationwide and 13 died.
The U.S. Administration on Aging estimates that 1 out of 4 seniors in the U.S. has an inadequate diet.
One of every six children in America lives in poverty.
Veterans account for nearly one-third of all homeless men in America, even though the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says they comprise only 13 percent of adult males in the general population.
One in five children (10 to 17 years old) receive unwanted sexual solicitations online.
Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans each year and shortens the lives of these people by an average of 30 years.
64% of children ages 4-11 have cotinine in their blood (a marker of recent exposure to secondhand smoke).
There are about 542,000 foster care children in the United States; 126,000 of them are waiting to be adopted.

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One thought on “Did you know?

  1. My $0.02 if you don’t mind….. I think, that that use of money, events and situations happening, etc, is just putting more money creating statistics (sometimes wrong) instead to put money in the actual solutions, I mean, I’ve seen people who REALLY need help, and more people that want help, but they don’t need it, like the guy that is now walking with a cane (in his 20’s by the way) and told me that he want’s SSDI and that by using a cane he will get it, but there is nothing wrong with him (tooke a long time to get rid of him after his confession, like 1 1/2 seconds!!!!!) he is using the system and being part of the statistics, but there is some other people that due to lack of information (or the right information) that they are not part of the statistic and don’t know about their rights and need legit help, don’t have it (that is precisely the goal of For Those WHo need, give info, but that is another story)


    Good find!! Keep sharing your findings!!! I love reading them!!!!

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