On November 16, 2012 a group of students from Nashua Community College slept outside in tents, boxes, and simply sleeping bags on the ground to bring awareness to homelessness within New Hampshire communities. It was a very cold night but this did not stop students from simulating what it is like for homeless individuals on an everyday basis.
Carol Furlong, Vice President of Harbor Homes in Nashua, New Hampshire, was at this event as a guest speaker. Carol provided the student audience with information on resources for homeless individuals and gave students facts on what it would be like to live without a home. In this intimidate discussion with students, Carol also talked about how Harbor Homes was founded with goals to provide housing and social services to the New Hampshire homeless population.
Samantha Thatcher, student of Nashua Community College and Tent City Coordinator said, “We hope that all those who attended enjoyed the event. I wanted to give students a new perspective, increase awareness, and a reminder to appreciate what you have and how easily all of that can be taken away.”
Watch Carol’s speech & see photos taken by the Telegraph.