For Immediate Release
April 24, 2013
Public Relations Coordinator, Community College of Vermont
MORRISVILLE — Homelessness has been on the rise across the nation, in Vermont, and in Lamoille County. In response, students in CCV Morrisville’s Macroeconomics class have been working with Seeds of Change and the Housing & Homelessness Coalition to organize a community discussion on homelessness and with Get Your Shit Together (GYST) to organize a camp-out to raise awareness and funds for the cause.
The community discussion on homelessness will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 2, 2013 at the Hyde Park VFW. The students in this course have researched the economic implications of homelessness and have prepared several break-out discussion groups so citizens can brainstorm solutions to help the homeless. One issue on the agenda includes discussion about shelter options for Lamoille County homeless people. A soup and bread dinner along with drinks and dessert will be provided and children’s activities are also planned.
The camp-out is being organized with GYST, a local men’s group whose members are working on improving their lives and the lives of others. Students and GYST members have been collecting sponsorships for the night and plan to stay outside, 34 Pleasant Street from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013. All funds raised from the event will be donated to Community Action to be used for housing assistance.
For more information about the discussion or to sponsor a student for the camp out, please contact Jennifer Isabell at 802-888-9329.
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