Quad camping anyone? You know it will be a good time! It is a lot like the Occupy movement, except that we aren’t bitter and protesting against the system, man, but instead engaging in an effort to raise awareness for those afflicted with homelessness.
Strange as it may sound, I camped on the Quad several times prior to Spring Break, and let me tell you, it was fantastic! In many ways those nights were much more enjoyable than indulging in the comforts of my own home. Definitely looking forward to embarking back on the quest to sleep outdoors and maybe cause a few people to ask some questions or better yet donate a dollar or two or twenty in support of the upcoming Street Retreat!
That’s right – Street Retreat season is oh so very near! Shortly after graduation in May, my brother Rob and I, along with a potential few other lucky rascals, will be hitting the streets (location TBD) for a week long excursion into the life of the homeless. Equipped with nothing other than our smiling faces, the clothes on our back, and a book, we’ll seek to experience just a taste of what living as a homeless person would be like.
In preparation for this retreat to the streets, or as others have called it, an Urban Plunge, I’m seeking to raise at least $1,000 for each day out on the streets, proceeds of which will be donated to homeless shelter (Samaritan Inn Ministries). To donate, you can go to the website for Samaritan Inn Ministries, a local homeless shelter, at http://www.samaritanforsyth.org/ and click on donate, then just be sure to type in “Street Retreat” under ‘Additional Comments’ at the bottom of the page so your donation can be recorded as a contribution towards the cause.
I’ll be camping out on the Quad most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights, so feel free to stop by or join in the fun however your heart desires. Also, if you feel so inclined to join in the Street Retreat itself, just stop by and we can talk about it. I assure you, you will cherish the memory.