Many of us tend to think that poverty is something that only happens over there, to others, in countries that are badly run or under developed. But the reality is that since the pandemic it has been revealed that over 40% of European households including the UK are suffering from the effects of abject poverty. Poverty that sees millions of households lacking the opportunity to make a living wage, lacking the means to light and heat their homes, if in deed they have one. Lacking the where with all to feed their children on a regular basis…
This may sound highly dramatic and somewhat Dickensian, but these are indisputable facts and the trend is ever increasing.
This winter will see more households than ever before relying on food banks for food and more households than ever struggling to pay utility bills or even the rent for the home that they live in.
The latest figures cite 21% of the UK population or around 15 million people are experiencing the effects of poverty and there were 4.3 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2019-20, or 4 out of 10 of all UK pupils.
The STORM FOUNDATION is being established to directly address the issue of poverty and is working to launch an innovative new service designed to hugely impact the effects of increasing, widespread destitution and despondency.
As an organization we are looking to raise £100,000 - £150,000 to assist with the launch of this new service.
We have chosen Crowdfunding as the means to raise this capital because we wanted to have the support of like minded people.
We also encourage low income people to make a contribution as a way of self-help.
Every £1 contributed will go towards the fulfillment of the service enabling us to not only assist you, but thousands of others as well.
We need to act now, so this funding is the first step to addressing this massive issue. Your contribution is needed, greatly appreciated and crucial to the battle against the effects of prevailing poverty.
Homelessness, food insecurity, malnutrition, evictions, deprivation, lack of resources, lack of investment, lack of opportunities, lack of healthcare, increased mental illness, increased crime, increased disease and on… pervasive and widespread in many communities around the world, but this is not an irreversible situation, we can all help to make the changes needed for a more equitable society.
Your contribution large or small will do just that, in a sustainable way, with a service, purposed designed to improve the overall wellbeing of people in poverty and others.