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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2004 - Organizations. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/16858/show/16742.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2004 - Organizations. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/16858/show/16742

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Transcript Metropolitan Volunteer Program 118 Organizations Far to few of us take the time out of our daily mellow dramas to think about what being homeless entails. To have no place with which to call home, to lack the food that nourishes you when you hunger, to wear insufficient clothing to protect and shield you from the chill of the night. To remain exposed to all earthly elements unless you have sought the safe haven of a cement bridge or are lucky enough to find room in one of the limited shelters downtown. As the citizens of a country where the majority of its people are fortunate enough to live above the poverty line, it is especially easy for privileged college students such as ourselves to overlook the daily trials and tribulations faced by those in our society who are homeless. The University of Houston's Metropolitan Volunteer Program hosted a twelve-hour gathering entitled "Sleep out for the Homeless' The event's purpose was to shed light on the daily experiences needs and concerns faced by those who are homeless. MVP assistant director Namita Sagar said, "The program was scheduled to spend the night in the basketball court at Cullen Oaks apartments to experience what being homeless is like." The night brought forth several noted speakers. All photos by Houstonian staff Refuting many stereotypical reasons one might think of someone that is homeless. Director of homeless services, Anne Thomas explained in her presentation, people become homeless not because they are lazy. It is often more likely the direct result of a loss of employment due to difficult times felt by our wavering economy, or serious physical or mental disabilities. Thomas said, "Students need to find ways to help others." As a former assistant teacher Thomas believes her mission is to help anyone she can. "This is a very informative program," freshman education major Maleah Similton said, "It opens your eyes to what is going on around you and makes want to take action and fix it." Through the seminar MVP participants learned that three million Americans are homeless. "I think that it is horrible that there are so many homeless children in the world, and all society can think to do is to move them all around," said sophomore biology student Ebony Thigpen. After the presentation the participants discussed what efforts could be made to help the homeless, deciding it would be best to volunteer their time at shelters, donate money and apparel and take part in programs like MVP -Yasuko Yada Organizations 119