[Hpn] Students Raise Money For Homeless

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
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High School Students Raise Money For Homeless
Fundraiser To Benefit Hurricane Victims

October 23, 2005

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A group of local high school students are waking up =
Sunday morning with a better idea of what it's like to be homeless.=20

More than a dozen Cardinal Gibbons High School students vowed to spend =
24 hours over the weekend without any of the comforts of a home, NBC 17 =
News, reported.=20

Student Abby Bouchon could be in her warm bed, but she traded the =
comforts of home for a night spent in a cardboard box. Bouchon is trying =
to live as if she were homeless.=20

She and 13 other students participated in this experiment that the =
school is calling a "box-athon." For one day, these student walked in =
the shoes of a someone with no home=20

This is the third year that students have participated in this =
fundraising event. Each year the money has gone to local homeless =
organizations.=20

This year, however, the money will go to help those left homeless by =
Hurricane Katrina, NBC 17 News, reported.=20

The hurricane left thousands of Gulf Coast residents with nothing more =
than the possessions they had when they fled. One of the storm's victims =
said that coming to the Triangle has replaced what she lost.=20

Danielle Thornton said that her home was destroyed when Katrina blew =
through, but last week she opened the doors to her new house in Durham, =
NBC 17 News, reported.=20

On Saturday, she thanked the city and its residents for reaching out to =
help her and her family.=20

"People started flocking in and helping us out," Thornton said. "Trying =
to see what we needed, or what can make us comfortable. Everyone's been =
helping out tremendously."=20

Durham leaders said that they hope the charitable outpouring for victims =
of Katrina will continue for all homeless people in the area.

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<DIV class=3DStoryBody><!--startindex--><B class=3DDateline>RALEIGH, =
N.C. -- </B>A=20
group of local high school students are waking up Sunday morning with a =
better=20
idea of what it's like to be homeless.=20
<P></P>More than a dozen Cardinal Gibbons High School students vowed to =
spend 24=20
hours over the weekend without any of the comforts of a home, NBC 17 =
News,=20
reported.=20
<P></P>Student Abby Bouchon could be in her warm bed, but she traded the =

comforts of home for a night spent in a cardboard box. Bouchon is trying =
to live=20
as if she were homeless.=20
<P></P>She and 13 other students participated in this experiment that =
the school=20
is calling a "box-athon." For one day, these student walked in the shoes =
of a=20
someone with no home=20
<P></P>This is the third year that students have participated in this=20
fundraising event. Each year the money has gone to local homeless =
organizations.=20

<P></P>This year, however, the money will go to help those left homeless =
by=20
Hurricane Katrina, NBC 17 News, reported.=20
<P></P>The hurricane left thousands of Gulf Coast residents with nothing =
more=20
than the possessions they had when they fled. One of the storm's victims =
said=20
that coming to the Triangle has replaced what she lost.=20
<P></P>Danielle Thornton said that her home was destroyed when Katrina =
blew=20
through, but last week she opened the doors to her new house in Durham, =
NBC 17=20
News, reported.=20
<P></P>On Saturday, she thanked the city and its residents for reaching =
out to=20
help her and her family.=20
<P></P>"People started flocking in and helping us out," Thornton said. =
"Trying=20
to see what we needed, or what can make us comfortable. Everyone's been =
helping=20
out tremendously."=20
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victims=20
of Katrina will continue for all homeless people in the=20
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