2018 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

About HHAW (from hhweek.org):

As the holidays approach, people take time to consider what they’re thankful for and many choose to donate some of their time, attention, and resources to others. In that spirit of giving, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week during the week prior to Thanksgiving.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is designed to educate the public, draw attention to the problem of poverty, and build up the base of volunteers and supporters for local anti-poverty agencies. Groups spend this week generating publicity about hunger and homelessness and holding a series of events to engage their communities.

This amazing event was first held at Villanova University in 1975. This year, more than 700 colleges, high schools, and community groups across the country will come together during this week to raise awareness about the pressing issues of hunger and homelessness.

This year, HHAW is November 10-18, 2018.

 

2018 Local HHAW Events:

Mike Yankoski, author of “Under the Overpass” (www.undertheoverpass.com)

Mike will present a free program to the Lebanon County community on:

Saturday, November 10, 2018

3:00-5:00pm

Salem Lutheran Church, 119 N. 8th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Registration is FREE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-guest-speaker-tickets-50086462959

 

About the book/experience:

After meals from garbage cans and dumpsters, night after night Mike and Sam found their beds under bridges and on the streets. They were forced to depend on the generosity and kindness of strangers as they panhandled to sustain their existence. For more than five months, the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection—and all of this by their own choice. This is their story. Through Mike’s firsthand account, Under the Overpass provides important insight into the truths of the street and calls the younger generation of believers to take great risks of faith to bring Christ’s love to the neediest corners of the world.

About Mike:

Michael Yankoski is a writer, itinerate speaker, urban homesteader, and also an aspiring carpenter, musician, potter and sailor. He received his MA in Theological Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a (novitiate) Oblate of Saint Benedict, served on the Board of Directors at World Vision US, and is the author of three books books: Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America, My 30 Days Under the Overpass: Not Your Ordinary Devotional, and Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice. Michael grew up in Colorado, adores the Pacific coast, and currently resides in South Bend, Indiana where his wife Danae is pursuing her PhD in History at the the University of Notre Dame.

 

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