For Immediate Release
May 2, 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 to raise awareness about the subject.
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.
On Friday, April 26, students held a camp-out with GYST, a local men’s group whose members are working on improving their lives and the lives of others, to raise money for housing assistance. After a cold 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. night sleeping outside in Morrisville, students announced they had raised over $1,000 that will be given to Community Action to help those in need.
For more information about the discussion, please contact Jennifer Isabell at 802-888-9329.
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