Originally posted on New Vision Youth:
Recently we had our Fast Forward and Cardboard City Weekend to help raise funds and awareness for people in poverty. The weekend also help us focus on some other issues like clean water and human trafficking around the world.
Everyone had to bring some cardboard and use duct tape and other plastic or tarps to make their sleeping arrangements for the evening. Even though this was a nice evening, we were not able to sleep outside due to the tornado warnings and storms that came through that night. We moved everyone inside for safety reasons.
Let me say though that we are aware that people who are really homeless and needy do not have even these items like cardboard or a shelter to run to if the weather is bad. This simulation experience was geared to help expose people to simply how good we all have it. It was meant…
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