The economy and jobs have been perhaps the most talked about topics in this election cycle, and both President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney have presented detailed plans of how they will address the concerns of the wealthy and the middle class - but one charity organization has noted that the poor and the homeless seem to have been forgotten by both candidates.
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"We can give people jobs, we can improve the economy, but if we don't give people the mental, emotional, and physical resources to get to those jobs, that's all in vain," Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D, Founder and CEO of Joy Junction Inc, said in a phone interview on Wednesday with The Christian Post.
Joy Junctions, a faith-based church ministry based in Albuquerque, N.M., is dedicated to helping homeless men, women, children and families by providing them food, clothing, shelter, and safety. The organization says that it serves as many as 200,000 individuals every day in various ways.
Reynalds recently released a press statement entitled "Whoever Wins, the Homeless Lose," where he outlines how neither President Obama nor candidate Romney have offered any solutions that will address the real and immediate problems of America's poor.
"The presidential debates just show us Americans that are homeless that there is no help out there for us. (President) Obama will keep us jobless; (Governor) Romney is going to cut everything for the homeless. It will be impossible for any agency to help the homeless. (There is) lying and fighting among the candidates. We do not receive a straight answer from either (one). We will lose no matter whom we elect," one unidentified homeless person shared in Reynald's press release.
Another homeless individual added, "Homelessness has been an ongoing issue. They don't make funding available for the homeless. Too many in government think we choose this lifestyle, that we can go to any social service and get help, but we don't always qualify. Some get help, but others are left out ..."
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SOURCE: Christian Post