Cause of the Week: Housing & Shelter

Temporary Shelter; Disaster Relief; Senior Care; Safe House; Refugees; Home Accessibility & Improvement; Family Shelters; Faith-Based Support; Sanitation Services 

Many of us have spent more time in our homes during the past two years than ever before, driving a huge home improvement and real estate boom. But, many people around the world either don’t have a place to call home or no longer feel safe in their home, issues that have been exacerbated by the global pandemic. Many CFC charities are working hard to provide the basic need of shelter for those in need around the globe. 

It takes billions of dollars per year to accommodate those facing unstable housing situations by funding housing programs, supporting shelter-based organizations, rehoming refugees, and providing resources to those who have limited ability to care for themselves. The need increases in areas affected by disasters and other crises.  

Dollar Statement - $80 constructs a shelter for a refugee familyHere’s how your CFC donations help to change the world through housing and shelter: 

  • $18 buys a 50 lb. box of nails to help build a new home for a family in need.  

  • $49 shelters a child who is homeless for a week. 

  • $80 constructs a shelter for a refugee family. 

Are you interested in hearing from some charities working on housing and shelter? Watch charity videos. Read charity stories

If housing and shelter is your cause, show your support by downloading the Housing & Shelter Cause Badge and using it in your email signature and social media.