November 11, 2005
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Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Amanda Edwards Student Intern

VSU participates in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The Office of Volunteer Services at Valdosta State University is hosting National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 14 � 19, with a full week of activities open to VSU members and the community.

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Communities nationwide take part in bringing greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, November 14: Canned Wars
VSU dorms residents will compete by collecting money, food, or clothing items at the front desk of their halls. Each item collected will be worth a certain number of points. On Tuesday, November 22, the points will be calculated and the winning hall will receive a prize.

Tuesday, November 15: Movie in the Quad
The movie "From Homeless to Harvard" will be shown in Palms Quad at 7 p.m. The movie is based on a true story of a homeless girl who pulls herself out of her unfortunate situation.

Thursday, November 17: LAMP
Members of the VSU community are encouraged to volunteer at the local shelter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, November18: Second Harvest
This day provides another volunteer opportunity for VSU members at the local food bank from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 19: Habitat for Humanity
A shuttle bus will leave the University Union at 8:45 a.m. to a Habitat for Humanity volunteer site.

The Office of Volunteer Services would like to thank the Valdosta community for their contributions to recent hurricane victim relief efforts and asks for continued support during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week activities.

To volunteer or for further information, please contact Anne Murai at admurai@valdosta.edu or John Wright at jowright@valdosta.edu.