Homeless and Hungry

Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Geneva Nemzek

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This weekend, the Fargo-Moorhead area had an opportunity to take part in something fantastic. This amazing event was Homeless and Hungry. The idea is simple. Sleep outside in cardboard boxes to raise awareness about homelessness in the area and money to help try and combat it. Throughout the area, students raised over $130,000 and 40,000 pounds of donated items. This money will be distributed throughout the FM Area to families and individuals in need.

With an event this big, of course Concordia was involved. On Saturday night, there was a dance which served to raise awareness and money and also get everyone excited about helping those in need. Students who brought $5 could also make blankets that would be donated. Then the students headed outside to sleep in boxes. It got down to about 30 degrees that night. Brr.

It’s always incredibly heartwarming to see so many people come together for a great cause. Students of all ages across the area joined to fight homelessness and hunger and it’s something that many FM residents will be forever thankful for.

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Hello! My name is Geneva. I am a Sociology major who loves books and friendly debates.
I work in the Office of Communications and Marketing and the Career Center on campus. I’m a co-President of the Straight and Gay Alliance (SAGA), and I have a passion for activism. I love people, writing, British accents, reading great books and taking pictures. I’m addicted to caffeine, video games, zombie movies, superheroes and sleep.

I’m pretty much in love with living life, and I’m super excited to see where my last year at Concordia takes me.