One of the most important things that a person could have in their life is a roof over their head. It not only physically protects us from the weather, but it’s also an important symbol of security for us as human beings. Unfortunately, far too many people in the world don’t have a roof over their heads or a place to call home. Many more have a roof over their head but it’s in bad disrepair and they can’t afford to fix it. It’s something people should think about when they’re observing National Roof Over Your Head Day. A day that’s observed on the 3rd day of December.
The History Of National Roof Over Your Head Day
At this time, we’re unable to uncover the history of this holiday. However, we do know that it’s been celebrated for more than the last few years. We’ll keep trying to uncover the history of this holiday and see if we can’t uncover its origins.
Facts About Homelessness & Housing
Below are some horrifying facts about homelessness and the housing crisis all over the world. Let’s take a look at some of these facts, so we can understand the enormity of the problem and take the steps necessary as a society to solve our problems.
- One single night in 2017, over 553,000 people were homeless across the U.S.
- More than 40-million people in the U.S are living in poverty. 18.5 million live in deep poverty.
- In Mexico, more than 16-million people live in substandard housing.
- Almost two-thirds of Honduras’ population live in poverty.
- In 2018 in Honduras, more than 17,000 people were displaced.
- It’s estimated that there are over 850,000 homeless people in Germany as of 2018.
- In 2013, over 141,000 people were homeless in France.
Observing National Roof Over Your Head Day
National Roof Over Your Head Day can be observed by giving thanks for having a roof over your head. If you do, then take the time to acknowledge that you’re luckier than many people. This is also a good day for people to make a contribution or volunteer at a local shelter or some other charitable organization that addresses the housing crisis faced by many people. To spread the word about this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalRoofOverYourHeadDay.
When is National Roof Over Your Head Day?
|This year (2021)||December 3 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2022)||December 3 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2020)||December 3 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|