Via Katya Andresen's Nonprofit Marketing blog I learned about 100,000 Homes. Their goal is to find 100,000 homes for 100,000 homeless Americans by July 2013. Sounds completely audacious, right? But these folks are taking tried and true methods that have worked in New York and helping shelters and communities apply them around the country. The goal is to find the most vulnerable and get them into housing, one person at a time.
Then I found out that Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel did an episode of Bizarre Foods in San Francisco in which he talks about his own bout of homelessness and shares the mission of 100k homes. Travel Channel agreed to donate 10 cents per viewer, up to $100,000 for the project. The episode airs again tonight (April 5th) at 9pm ET - tune in or set your dvr.