Carol

The first time I saw Carol, I almost didn’t talk to her. I assumed she was a volunteer helping the homeless in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Turns out, she was homeless.

Carol says she is homeless because of the economy. She had a stable job in a restaurant, but when the economy went sour, her hours became reduced to the point that she could not pay her bills. Her husband had a work-related injury preventing him from full-time employment.

Like many of the other people I have met in my travels, Carol and her husband never imagined they would ever experience homelessness. They see themselves as normal, hardworking grandparents whose needs are simple. They hope to find assistance and get into an apartment before the cold weather arrives.

Special thanks to Allentown Rescue Mission.

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  • slohomeless

    Great vLog…
    Carol stated it just right: victims of the economy.
    So many of today's homeless are just that: “regular folk” who have found themselves with no roof over their heads due to circumstances beyond their control.

  • Jason D

    Its horrible that people can end up homeless…I hope this couple can find a place..they seem nice people and the world can never have enough nice people

  • Jason D

    Its horrible that people can end up homeless…I hope this couple can find a place..they seem nice people and the world can never have enough nice people

  • Kld0507

    Im am so upset that people in our country are homeless it breaks
    my heart that there is no help for these people how can that be in
    a country this. it,s sad but true the rich people just keep getting
    huge tax breaks. to everyone,s story i read i hope you finally get
    some help. God Bless each and everyone of you.

                  Karen

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