Homelessness in DC, and how you can help

GW Musket | Raman Mama | April 27, 2016

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Tonight in Washington DC, around 12,000 people will go to sleep under bridges, in parks, and in other dangerous areas.

As university students, we are all very fortunate. For the most part, as the year winds down we’ll all go someplace for the summer where we are guaranteed shelter, food and safety. However, this isn’t the case for 12,000 people in the DC area. We might see them outside some of our most frequented places, and for the most part, we don’t do anything about it. These people need our help, and the good thing is that we can do something about it.

Dining dollars for the homeless

As we all know, an absurd amount of us have copious amounts of dining dollars left on our G-World cards. Although some might choose to go to J-Street with a duffel bag and gorge on end-of-the-year snacks, a better use  would be spent on April 28th at the Dining Dollars for the Homeless event. Students will be buying food from J-Street, which will then be donated to homeless people and shelters throughout the city.

Delta Phi Epsilon gala for Street Sense

DPE has chosen a good cause for their event.

Get dressed up and help fight homelessness in style! GW’s Foreign Service Fraternity, Delta Phi Epsilon will be hosting a gala on Thursday evening from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM in the Marvin Continental Ballroom. Tickets will be $8 online, $10 at the door, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Steet Sense, a DC non-profit supporting homeless individuals in the city.

There will be live music, food, and a chocolate fountain, so what better way to spend your evening than by using a chocolate fountain for a good cause?