What are we talking about?
The owners of DesertStormRadio.com, DJ CLUE, CEAS, and DJ CULTURE, present the "Feed The People Tour". This is a tour that will feed people in the local event community while bringing an incredible event to the area.
How do you plan on doing this?
DesertStormRadio.com and the event location will each donate 20% of the proceeds from each event to the cause of the tour. We estimate each event will yield anywhere between $2,000 and $20,000 that we can use to either purchase, cook, and distribute the food ourselves, or pay a local food establishment to purchase, cook, and distribute the food for free to families and people who are in need of a hot meal.
When is the food giveaway?
Each and every event that we have will start with a 12 hour LIVE broadcast dance party on Saturday and the food giveaway will be held Sunday morning! This is a 2 day event!
Where does the money(proceeds) come from?
20% will come from what DesertStormRadio.com is paid to put on the event!
20% will come from the nightclub via door tickets, and VIP.
Are you involved with a charity?
Hell no!! We decided to take our own money and use our own time to actually make sure that the food we purchase will actually get into the mouths of people who honestly need it! This is not just for homeless people it is for ANYONE who is in need of a hot meal!
When you say LIVE broadcast, what do you mean?
We will have live cameras set up at the event location and we will be streaming the video LIVE on DesertStormRadio.com so that the rest of the world can see the event LIVE and enjoy the party with us, from each and every location we are at.
Who will be serving the food to the people on Sunday morning?
DesertStormRadio.com staff members along with local volunteers will be prepping, cooking, serving, and cleaning. All of our help is in house but we will accept help from locals, of course.
When does this all start?
Right now! If you are a promoter, contact us and book this - right this second!
What is the goal of all of this?
Our goal is to use our natural ability to rock a party and bring excitement from music and entertainment to create a revenue source that can be used to help your local human being! We might start buying clothes and/or items for children for the holidays, but whatever it is we will be helping local communities around this country. When we come to town there will be more than just the nightclub people who will be excited!
How do I get involved? Just contact us here
PLEASE READ THIS
As many as 3.5 million people experience homelessness in a given year (1% of the entire U.S. population or 10% of its poor), and about 842,000 people in any given week. Most were homeless temporarily. The chronically homeless population (those with repeated episodes or who have been homeless for long periods) fell from 175,914 in 2005 to 123,833 in 2007.
* 40% are families with children—the fastest growing segment.
* 41% are single males.
* 14% are single females.
* 5% are minors unaccompanied by adults.
1.37 million (or 39%) of the total homeless population are children under the age of 18.
* 49% are African American (compared to 11% of general population).
* 35% are Caucasian (under-represented compared to 75% of general population).
* 13% are Hispanic (compared to 10% of general population).
* 2% are Native American (compared to 1% of general population).
* 1% are Asian-American (under-represented compared to 4% of general population).
* 22% are considered to have serious mental illnesses, or are disabled.
* 30% have substance abuse problems.
* 3% report having HIV/AIDS.
* 26% report acute health problems other than HIV/AIDS such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, or sexually transmitted infections.
* 46% report chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer.
* 55% report having no health insurance (compared to 16% of general population).
* 58% report having trouble getting enough food to eat.
* 23% are veterans (compared to 13% of general population).
* 25% were physically or sexually abused as children.
* 27% were in foster care or similar institutions as children.
* 21% were homeless at some point during their childhood.
* 54% were incarcerated at some point in their lives.
* 38% have less than a High School diploma.
* 34% have a High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.).
* 28% have more than a High School education.
* 44% report having worked in the past week.
* 13% have regular jobs.
* 50% receive less than $300 per month as income.
* 71% reside in central cities.
* 21% are in suburbs.
* 9% are in rural areas.
* 80% of those who experience homelessness do so for less than 3 weeks. They typically have more personal, social, or economic resources to draw upon.
* 10% are homeless for up to two months. They cite lack of available or affordable housing as responsible for the delay.
* 10% are so called "chronic" and remain without housing for extended periods of time on a frequent basis. They typically struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, or both.
Somewhat different data seem to be presented in the full demographics reported in the 1996 NSHAPC survey which include:
* 61% Single men
* 15% Single women
* 12.2% Women with children
* 4.6% Other women
* 5.3% Other men
* 2.3% Men with children
Racial demographics of head of household
* 41% White, non-Hispanic
* 40% Black, non-Hispanic
* 11% Hispanic
* 8% Native American
* 1% Other
Length of current homeless period
* 5% Less than one week
* 8% Greater than one week, less than one month
* 15% One to three months
* 11% Four to six months
* 15% Seven to twelve months
* 16% Thirteen to twenty four months
* 10% Twenty-five to sixty months
* 20% Five or more years
Lifetime self-reported alcohol, drug and mental health problems
* 62% Alcohol
* 58% Drugs
* 57% Mental health
* 27% Mental health and alcohol or drug (dual diagnosed)