We at The Danna Foundation recognize there is great need in every corner of the world.
However, in order to be efficient with our resources, we currently are limiting our activities to these areas: Affordable housing and homelessness, the needs and welfare of children, and issues related to helping burn victims. While these are the current areas of emphasis, we do believe that as our foundation grows, our ability to expand our footprint of assistance will also grow.
Everyone is touched by homelessness. A simple stroll down an urban sidewalk, or a person at the side of a road with a cardboard sign, the plight of homelessness is all around us. Homelessness is a complicated issue and not easily solved. To resolve the issue of homelessness resources must be allocated for mental health care, drug and alcohol addiction, affordable housing, education, health and welfare, etc. At Danna we are committed to programs that aid and influence the homeless population for good.
2016 statistics related to homelessness. Did you know:
- Eight percent of the homeless population are veterans.
- 4 million veterans are at risk of homelessness.
- Thirty-one percent of the homeless population are youths under the age of 25, 21% of whom are not accompanied by a parent or guardian and they do not have a parent sleeping in the same place as their children.
- Fifty percent of the homeless population are over the age of fifty.
Needs and Welfare of Children
We have deliberately left this category wide open. Simply, we believe that any area in which we can assist in helping children is an area we wish to support. The needs of our children are great. Whether in our own neighborhoods or across the oceans, the plight of a suffering child is The Danna Foundation’s highest priority. To change the course of a child’s life for the better can have a lasting impact on the child, community and ultimately on all of us. After all, these children truly do represent the future of our planet.
Please feel free to contact us with suggestions on how we can help and we will assess the need on an individual basis.
burn victim assistance
At The Danna Foundation we have a special love for those who help and care for burn victims. According to the American Burn Association:
“Roughly 450,000 patients receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burns each year. This statistic does not account for burn injuries treated in hospital clinics, private medical offices, or community health centers. Of these burn injuries, roughly 3,400 result in death each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), burns and fires are the third leading cause of death in the home. It is estimated that a fire related death occurs approximately every 169 minutes, and a fire injury every 30 minutes.”
It is no secret that millions of families are struggling economically. Meanwhile, decent and affordable rental apartments are hard to come by, and millions of households are spending 50 percent or more of their income on housing. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, 7.1 million American households cannot find affordable housing. That is unacceptable.
While the housing market has improved since the worst days of the housing meltdown and recession, millions of Americans remain underwater with their mortgages and millions more can’t get a loan to buy a house. On the rental side, more than 7 million households lack access to adequate affordable housing, with many facing a daily choice between housing, food, and healthcare. Meanwhile, many working families, veterans, the mentally ill and the poor are living in their cars, in homeless shelters, or simply out on the street. That is unacceptable.
The Danna Foundation is committed to being a zealous advocate for affordable housing.