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Their Faces Speak Louder Than Words: Homeless for 24 Hours

“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.”
Jan Schakowsky

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Faces Speak is a social media campaign which includes a true story not only narrated by Nicholas Waithe, a Rotarian and personal friend from my island Barbados, but is actually one he experienced up front and center.  He was ‘homeless for 24 hours’ and yes, this exercise was part of a much bigger project but Nicholas admits he will never be the same … because the struggle of the homeless is real whether we willingly acknowledge their existence or not.

homeless, hungry, hurting

Nicholas lying on the pavement during the 24 hours he was “homeless”

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This Season Remember: Someone Somewhere is Hungry

 

“Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.”
Jonathan Sacks

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Have you ever been really really hungry? So hungry it made you feel physically ill? Hungry enough to be worried about where your next meal is coming from, especially if you haven’t eaten for the last 24 hours? Continue reading