Having served on the board of Aurora homeless services the past few years, my eyes have been opened to the privileged background to which I’ve been brought up. Likewise, I’m embarrassed to admit, that I have often been quick to place judgment on others when I know nothing of their circumstances.
The invitation to spend 2 days on the street is far out of my comfort zone, but how could I be willing to serve on a board and yet not be willing to truly know what the clients we serve are experiencing daily. I knew I couldn’t look myself in the mirror if I passed on this opportunity.
I’m nervous, yet excited for my 48 hours in the life experience.
Aurora is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless and near homeless in the Greater Evansville, IN area. Each year, it serves over 500 individuals: men, women, children, those with disabilities, and the re-entry population.
The Homeless Experience Project is Aurora’s new fundraiser and awareness event and its purpose is to bring a greater understanding of the struggles the families and individuals face when homeless in our community. If you'd like to support Aurora, please donate to my fundraising page!