In the last two years, there has been a lot of talk about access to health care; however, access to health care is still not easily accessible to the homeless citizens in our city. I’m guessing you have been sick before, and it’s on those times that we are thankful that we have assess to health care. Unless you are an actual health care provider, you probably don’t think about h...

If you have ever had an alcohol or drug addiction (or have a family member who has suffered from an alcohol addiction) then you can understand how destructive addictions are. Most people who are trying to deal with addictions attempt to quit multiple times before they are successful. Ultimately, some people are never freed from their addiction. You may be able to go out and have...

So I would like to start this blog post with a brief history lesson on the history of the American Welfare System. As a response to the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt created the New Deal in the mid 30’s, which was relief for the unemployed and poor. Our current welfare system, which we know today, dates back to the mid 60’s and “The War on Poverty.” The War on Poverty...

Have you ever walked by a person that is homeless and been concerned that they might rob you, or thought “What if they come into my neighborhood? They might break into my house.” The thing you probably don’t realize is that you will most likely never be robbed by a homeless person unless you actually become homeless yourself. Have you ever been robbed? Have you been robbed in th...

Maybe when you see a person who appears to be homeless you have thought, “Why don’t you get a job?” You are probably thinking you would work three jobs before you would become homeless. What If I told you that no matter how many applications you put in, you can’t get a single job. It’s not that you’re not trying; you seriously can’t seem to get a job because you are now “Not Emp...

During the next six weeks we will be discussing issues that the homeless face, most of these issues you may not be aware of. There are issues that the homeless face that keep them from getting off the street that you may not realize. One of the reasons for this series is to try to help you gain a better understanding of the circumstances they find themselves in. It is really imp...

PiN started when my wife and I asked a simple question, “Do we love poor people?” Families helping poor people is central to what PiN is all about. I believe most families want to help homeless people; however, life is busy. Our kids have activities, I have a busy work schedule, and I even need to relax some times. So how can I help the homeless? We often think about the homeles...

 

Most businesses want to make the neighborhoods that they do their business in a better place; however, is the non-profit organization I’m supporting really make a difference?

 

That is a great question. PiN believes we do more with a dollar than any other organization you could support. The reason we are able to stretch a dollar so much is because of the dedication of our volunte...

How much of a difference can $1 make to help the homeless in Virginia Beach? My answer is "All the Difference." Virginia Beach has about 450,000 residents, and 20% of people in the United States attend Church. So that means 90,000 people attend Church in Virginia Beach every week. If every one of those people gave $1 a month to PiN to help the homeless that would be $1,080,000....

First, PiN is honored that someone would consider donating to us. We consider every dollar donated as a blessing from God. We also understand that your money is valuable and you worked hard to earn it. PiN takes very serious how we spend your money and where it can have the biggest impact on the homeless. Currently, PiN has four pillars; these are the things that we believe can...

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