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Monday, January 23, 2012

Someone that is Doing Something

This past weekend, Steve Jordan gave up the comforts of home to experience life as a homeless person living outdoors in the freezing cold of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area winter.

Jordan, 41, a member of the Helping Hands Ministry of Thornapple Valley Church, said he hopes the experiment raises awareness about the increasing numbers of homeless people in the region.

From noon this past Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jordan lived out of a cardboard box, warming himself at a trash barrel fire and eating food community members brought over. His camp was set up on the corner of Michigan Route 37 and Heath Road in the burb of Hastings. Invited guests were members of his church, youth groups and community groups – all asked to stop by and spend time realizing what it’s like to be homeless.

“I know there is a great need in our community. There are many gaps where people don’t get assistance,” he said.

Jordan is accepting donations and hopes to have raised $100,000 during the weekend event. The money will be shared with Green Gables, Love Inc., Thornapple Valley Church, and for future collaboration with United Way programs.
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