Originally published 11.8.09
by Jesse Muhammad
“On Saturday, November 14, I will be homeless.”
I put this same message out on Twitter a few days ago. Before I could explain what I meant, people started sending out Twitter prayer requests for me and offering my family to stay with them until I got back on my feet. Within that short amount of time, I saw a glimpse into why it’s important to serve others daily. Once I told them I wasn’t “really” going to be homeless, one friend said “You shouldn’t be surprised by our love for you, because you give so much.”
Well I am asking all of my blog readers, Twitter friends, Facebook connects and email companions to join me in this effort for those who are truly homeless.
With over 10,000 people chronically homeless in Houston, the Houston SleepOut aims to raise funds and awareness for this serious issue.
On November 14th, I will SleepOut overnight in Sesquicentennial Park in support of the homeless epidemic. Please join me in supporting this worthy cause by donating any amount, large or small. Proceeds benefit Search Homeless Services.
I am a member of Team 1800, started by my PVAMU classmate Noah Rattler, who has dedicated himself to this cause greatly. This annual event is the direct result of his 1800 mile walk from Houston to Los Angeles in 2007. Yes, 1800 miles! He wanted to raise awareness around homelessness in the United States, and the Houston SleepOut is a way to continue this effort.
[Video] Watch Noah Rattler discuss his amazing 1800 mile journey!