Archive for February 16th, 2016

Feb 16 2016

Don’t Get Left In The Cold In The Oncoming Housing Shortage

Senior housing

America is facing many challenges in the years ahead. Between climate change, the economic recessions, and security threats from abroad and within, there are many obstacles to overcome as America enters the 21st century. One problem that rarely breaks headlines is the oncoming age crisis.

You read correctly: oncoming age crisis. America, like other nations including Japan and China, is facing an aging population. In 2015, there are over 40 million people in the United States who are aged 65 or older, but this number is expected to reach over 89 million by the year 2050. Couple that statistic with the fact that nearly 7 out of 10 Americans over age 65 will need long-term care, and you’ll see why America’s aging population could result in a population crisis at worst, and at best a housing shortage.


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Feb 16 2016

What Happens To The Clothing You Donate?

Children in need clothing

If you’re in the habit of donating your used clothing (or have thought about doing so), maybe you’ve wondered exactly how your generosity benefits others.

There are at least three answers to that question: veterans, the blind and the environment.

In 1958, Congress chartered the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). Since then, millions of dollars a year have been raised by the Greendrop organization through the resale of clothing donations. These funds enable MOPH to make available a range of health benefits, education and other support for military families. And that’s important, because the unemployment rate for veterans in the United States is typically 2% above the national average.
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