My cause is homlessness. Many of the faceless that experience homelessness suffer loss through fire, flood and most reoccuring natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornados. I am a native of the state of Louisiana. Each time there was a pending storm in the Gulf of Mexico, my family would "shutter" the home and pack our car with clothing, leaving for a "few days". Our family was one of the fortunate ones as my mother's job relocated us to the Midwest before hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area. Even after 12 years I still choke with emotion as the loss of life and homes. Homelessness can impact anyone, whether through natural disaster, loss of job or primary income, veterans returning home or even less commonly talked about; foster youth aging out of the system. The CFC charities that have taken this cause and have successfully placed families, individuals, foster youth and veterans in safe, secure and affordable housing on a permanent basis require our continue help and funding. CFC allows the collection of funds, no matter how small, to be distributed to charities throughout the year.