NewsBeat Social Interviews Founder of 'Sleepless in Seattle' Charity Group

A group of volunteers in the state of Washington

A group of volunteers in the state of Washington

have raised nearly 55,000 dollars on 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.

Please visit the link in the comment section below

if you would like to find out more.

For NewsBeat Social, I'm Cambrie Caldwell.


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