Each new year, families around the world celebrate their health and
happiness with the people they love the most. But what about the 160
million people sitting in shelters or huddling for warmth on a street
corner? Imagine all the parents, siblings, and children who will spend
another holiday wondering if their homeless family member is alive and
well. Thanks to Kevin Adler, founder of Miracle Messages, some of those homeless people know exactly how they will be spending New Year’s Eve: home again, with their families.
Miracle Messages is an initiative in which volunteers record and
share short clips of homeless people desperately trying to reunite with
their loved ones. Their mission is to “mobilize the internet” for the
good of the people and the planet, and aims to reconnect 1 million
homeless people with their families by 2021. “Every person we pass on
the streets is someone’s somebody and if we saw them that way, we would
connect so much better as a society,” says Adler in an informational video.