A Night without a Home

Nov. 16, 2010

People in the Waco community will voluntarily sleep on the streets tonight. As a part of the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, “A Night without a Home” is showing participants what it’s like to be homeless.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a meal at the Salvation Army Community Kitchen. Participants will then be heading over to Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, where they will spend the night outside. A breakfast with the homeless at First Lutheran Church will conclude the simulation on Wednesday morning.
“A Night without a Home” is just one of the events being put on by The McLennan Country Hunger Coalition and the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition to promote awareness this week.
Other events include “Dinner and a Movie,” which is being held at Jubilee Theater Wednesday night. The movie Easy Street will be shown at 6:45 p.m. On Thursday night, Beatnix Burger Barn is hosting Open Mic at 8 p.m., and Friday is the Annual Food For Families Food Drive. Donations for the food drive are being accepted at every event.
For more information, contact Ellie Lewis (vista@mclennanhunger.org), or Kenneth Moerbe (kpmoerbe@grandecom.net) at 254-715-0134.