Having a permanent home is a blessing that many of us take for granted,
but according to the non-profit group the Los Angeles Homeless Services
Coalition, each year the US alone has approximately 3.5 million
homeless residents, of which 1.5 million are children.
Hallo, noble viewers, and welcome to Good People, Good Works.
we celebrate the non-profit group Everyone Deserves A Roof or
EDAR,which provides the homeless with free compact, portable dwelling
units of the same name, thus making their lives easier.
Deserves A Roof believes that its EDAR units offer immediate help to
the nearly 77,000 homeless in Los Angeles County, USA, the largest such
population in any US county.
Mr. Lindeman (m): I was involved
with a project at the Art Center in the Pasadena Art Center College of
Design, working on a class called “Homelessness” and studying all about
homelessness in Los Angeles, working with one particular homeless
individual, (and) developing a very rudimentary shopping cart
that folded out into a bed structure.
the end of that class we had a final presentation and a gentleman named
Peter Samuelson, who founded EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof) came and
critiqued that class, and from there we’ve gotten funding together to
construct and design what you see here today.
For more details on Everyone Deserves A Roof, please visitwww.EDAR.org