Man In A Box
It can be easy to forget that homelessness is a daily reality for many people. As we are preparing menus for family dinners, too many other families are having to choose between buying food or shivering in the cold. Too often, when we see a homeless person on the streets, we want to look the other way. The unfortunate truth is that there are many more homeless families who remain unseen.
The ‘Man in a Box’ event is designed to bring attention to the dark reality of homelessness in Western Pennsylvania. All year, The Salvation Army feeds homeless families and their children to help break the cycle of poverty. 100.7 Star is helping The Salvation Army to raise awareness.
On February 25, 26 and 27, 100.7 Star’s Flick will live outside at Highwoods Properties’ PPG Place, near the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink in downtown Pittsburgh – experiencing the hardships of living homeless first hand.
He will have minimal shelter and heat, no water and only the same food provided to the homeless by The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services program to homeless individuals in our area every day.
The goal is to provide awareness and support The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Campaign, benefitting their Emergency Disaster Services program, Family Caring Center and Comprehensive Social Services, all of which play a role in assisting the homeless.
Please help the Salvation Army continue to provide these programs:
- serve the homeless by providing food and overnight lodging
- provide educational, counseling and vocational services to homeless and destitute individuals and families for extended periods
- address long-term specific issues of youth for whom family care is undesirable or unavailable
- address specific health or societal driven needs of particular populations
- empower homeless providing skills necessary for independent living
How You Can Help
Please join The Salvation Army on the front lines of compassion, fighting the good fight against despair. Your contribution is an investment in futures, because what it ultimately provides is a sense of hope for those who have none.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is dedicated to caring for the poor, feeding the hungry and educating our youth. They respond to emergencies, shelter the homeless, reunite families, and renew health to addicts. Wholistic service is the goal – to meet physical, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of families and individuals. They provide innovative, affirmed and successful programs and services to bring hope, strength and success to people throughout Western Pennsylvania.