by Jetta Barbar
Freezing cold. Blue lips. They are huddled on the frozen ground covered only by a thin sheet of cardboard — a group of strangers. The last meal they consumed consisted of a half-eaten sandwiches and other food found in the trash, and the next one? Who knows?
This situation is the all too real for youth and adults across America who face the plight of homelessness every day.
One Homeless Night is a charity that spreads homeless youth awareness and promotes giving by allowing volunteers to experience homelessness first hand. This year they will hold a sleep out on the night of November 9, beginning at 7 p.m.
To register for the event, go to http://onehomelessnight.kintera.org and fill out a brief registration form. You can register as a group leader, as a member of a group (try the MCC-Longview team), as an individual, or for multiple people at once. There is a registration fee of $10 per participant.
This website also allows either general donation or for givers to sponsor a participant. The goal for donations for each individual is $100.
Donations are used to help provide shelter, counseling, and resources to youth in need. To find out more about how donations are used, call (816) 505-4863 or email email@example.com for more information.