With unemployment rates over 10% and the continuing volume of house foreclosures displacing families, about 50,000 school-aged children went without homes, food, access to health care and educational opportunities last year in the sunshine state. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports on the crisis of family homelessness growing in Gainesville, claiming more victims with no place to live.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BecharaFamHomelessnessProj 2.mp3]
The Lake City community is working to help a family of eight that lost their home in a fire last week. Donations so far include mattresses, shoes, toothbrushes and sports equipment for the kids, and a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money toward a down payment on a new house.