As Carrie Underwood made her way to lunch on Thursday, the two-time winner of PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian poll stopped to give a bit of money to a homeless woman.
The woman was holding up a cardboard sign stating that her health as well as that of her daughter is very bad. She was asking for donations and the compassionate country singer obliged. According to The National Alliance to End Homelessness, an estimated 2.5 to 3.5 million people experience homelessness per year in The United States.
Homelessness can be caused by any number of factors, including poverty, domestic violence, abuse, divorce, addictions, mental illness, medical bills, and (seen too often in recent years) natural disasters.Find out what you can do to help by clicking here.
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Erin was a teenage runaway who was fortunate enough to not be completely homeless, but sometimes had to live in less-than-savory conditions and go without food. She sometimes posts about her experiences in her online journal.