Persuasive Speech About Homelessness

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When I was 8 years old, my dad was in a major car accident where he was lying unconscious in the middle of an intersection where our car had been hit by a lady that was drunk driving. For the next 3 years, my dad had been in and out of the hospital with many serious injuries including a broken neck, concussion, vision loss, and other things. Because of his injuries, my dad lost his job. Because of the car accident, we could have lost our home. Luckily, we were blessed with a few miracles and did not lose our home. But it was scary knowing that we might be kicked out of our home because a drunk driver hit our car. These things happen to people all the time, but aren’t as fortunate as my dad and I were. Later in our speech we will share another story that for someone didn’t work out. “Let your love be the kindness to make a homeless person believe that a soul needs something more than just four walls and a ceiling.” -Munia Khan. This possibility of losing homes, losing everything, is what hundreds of thousands of people face in their lives. It’s the threat that all of us would not want to face, would never want to believe. But it’s a problem people who are not us, who don’t have what we have, that are facing this head on. You’ve seen stories about homelessness and that it is a major problem that gets overlooked too many times. We’ve all seen someone lying on the street, hopeless and lost. That person is one of the “75,000 people sleeping on the streets in American cities, and
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