A group of volunteers in the state of Washington
have raised nearly 55,000 dollars on
IndieGoGo.com to help Seattle's homeless.
I recently spoke with Eddie Wang -- founder of
the nonprofit group Sleepless in Seattle --
to find out more.
The 2015 campaign raised 109 percent of its goal.
Now, Wang says, volunteers will distribute 4,000
sleeping bags and winter care goods across Seattle.
The program has been active for two years.
What's its goal?
[Wang] "We're not trying to solve homelessness,
we don't have the resources -- the capacity --
to do that.
We want to do our part in making
someone's day and winter a little better."
At the end of the day, Wang said the most important
thing is just being a friend.
[Wang] "One thing i've found with every homeless person
I've encountered is that the common denominator is
broken relationships, so in as much as we can
come alongside them as just friends and people to
care for them -- and just be a friend --
I think that's powerful.
That's the way we want to go."
Wang said 250 volunteers will hand out the
sleeping bags on Nov. 21.
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For NewsBeat Social, I'm Cambrie Caldwell.