Mark’s been unemployed for 19 months and lost his home to foreclosure – so if he an be active, so can you.
He’s travelling the country giving a face and voice to homelessness.
He was a television syndication editor and then ended up living on Hollywood Boulevard homeless.
The average homeless person in America is 9 years old (though it’s pointed out in the twitter that the NY Times tried to track down that statistic and found it wanting: http://tr.im/wUrF ). 3.5 million people. 1.4 million children.
What can you do? Lobby your legislature. Give socks, bus tokens, underwear.
Homelessness is going to get worse, given the economy.
It’s a huge challenge to go from the street back to housing. We need to work on that.
There’s a cause in your heart – we need to start taking care of each other. The tech and social media communities have a loud voice and lot of influence.