‘Small, generous acts’ help shelter homeless

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Salvatorian Pastoral Care for Children outreach at Plaza Lawton, Manila. (Photo from Sr. Adel Abamo’s Facebook account)

MANILA, Jan. 14, 2016 – Homeless families that wander aimlessly on the merciless streets of Metro Manila could be provided decent housing through little, charitable acts, a nun said.

Providing the homeless with shelter is not a remote possibility if generous individuals and groups would share their blessings with them, said Sr. Adel Abamo, SDS, a leading figure of Salvatorian Pastoral Care for Children (SPCC).

“It may not be simple as said, but it can be achieved if pushed with faith and perseverance,” she explained.

Decent life

According to Abamo, homeless families have grown confident in the congregation’s support because of its outreach projects in the last years.

“The continuous conduct of outreaches had slowly renewed their hope and faith,” she said.

Homeless families in Metro Manila still seek a decent life, peace,and dreams, Abamo said.

They could rebuild their lives if individuals and groups’ pool “little, generous acts” to provide for some of the needy’s basic needs.

End to abuse

In December last year, SDS distributed rice and canned goods to 15 homeless mothers in Plaza Lawton, Manila.

The kids, who received clothes and toys, were taught about the importance of a good relationship between parents and children.

Abamo also encouraged the children to report any abuse or violation of their rights.

“With their condition in the streets, homeless women and children can be easily abused,” she said.

The congregation is seeking to end abuses against homeless women and children through its program SPCC. (Oliver Samson/CBCP News)

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