CLS101 Fifth Annual "Flying Signs" Fundraiser
- Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
- Bozeman, MT, Community Cafe on October 10
MSU Students Contribute to Addressing Homelessness in Gallatin Valley
Winter is coming. MSU’s CLS101 classes in Engaged Knowledge and Community are participating in the Warming Center’s efforts stay ahead of the cold weather, at its fifth annual “Flying Signs” Fundraiser on October 10th. The Warming Center, a part of the HRDC’s Housing First Program is the only place where men, women and families without a place to go can get out of the cold each winter. Open nightly, the center relies entirely on community support and donations to provide this critical, lifesaving service.
During the “Flying Signs” events MSU students and volunteers will be located around Bozeman on Saturday, October 10th to collect donations and raise awareness about homelessness in Gallatin County. Look for signs on street corners all around our community. Donations received will go to work immediately to help with the operating cost of the shelter, which is scheduled to open its doors in November.
Last season, the Warming Center provided a safe, warm place to spend the night to more than 200 different people, varying in age from toddlers to senior citizens. The majority of guests are from right here in the Gallatin Valley and are experiencing a period of hardship. The Warming Center staff works closely with guests to help them secure sustainable long term housing by helping with housing and employment search, building resumes, and providing one on one guidance.
MSU students in CLS101 classes are learning action research about the issues of who are homeless in the Gallatin Valley and solutions to address this pressing issue; creating communications strategies to reach out to other MSU students to get involved; and ultimately, assessing their impacts and learnings as part of the CLS101 Engaged Knowledge and Community curriculum. For information about Engaged Knowledge and Community, contact Ms. Jan Strout, CLS Seminars Instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about how you can help the homeless in our community, please visit HRDC’s website at www.thehrdc.org or contacting Joshua Revious at (406) 585-4848.
Free and the campus and commmunity are invited