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Three months ago, Yong lost everything – including her house and all of her possessions – in a fire. To make matters worse, she did not receive the insurance money she needed to survive. She ended up homeless.

Yong’s recollection of her first night homeless in Greensboro, North Carolina broke my heart. She was terrified. Today, Yong holds on the hope that she can soon move out of the woods and return to her life as it was before the fire.

While in Greensboro, I met Michele Forrest and her friend Audrie. They are part of a group that cares for the homeless in their community. They bring food, provide case management, and serve as a liaison to other homeless services in the area, such as the police.

Never forget that one person can make a huge difference in their community. Michele has, so can you.

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