News Release

UDM Hunger Awareness Week

More than University of Detroit Mercy students are expected to participate in the University Ministry’s “National Hunger Homelessness Awareness Week” on Nov. 14-20, 2010.

“Hunger Awareness Week” was created to bring awareness to the widespread problem of hunger and homelessness both within the community and nationally. Universities and organizations across the country participate in this weeklong event with the hope of bringing a greater understanding to homelessness and to promote future involvement.

Many student organizations work together to make Hunger Awareness Week a successful event. This year’s events include:

Monday, Nov. 15:
Volunteer at Detroit Rescue Mission
Two shifts of 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
3535 Third Street, Detroit, MI, 48201

Tuesday, Nov. 16:
Poetry Night in Grounds at 8 p.m.
Sponsored by AASA, Omega Psi Phi and Sweet Epiphany Detroit

Wednesday, Nov. 17:
Dodgeball Tournament in Calihan Hall at 7 p.m.
Admission: one canned good

Thursday, Nov. 18:
Candlelight Vigil at Detroit Covenant House at 6 p.m.
2959 Martin Luther Kind Jr. Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48208

Friday, Nov. 19:
Volunteer at Mercy Primary Care Center
Two shifts of 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5555 Conor Street, Detroit, MI, 48213
Inside Samaritan Center’s Carolyn Kilpatrick Conference Center

Saturday, Nov. 20:
Homeless Advocacy Walk from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Meet at 11:40 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church
23 E. Adams Ave, Detroit, MI, 48226
Sponsored by HAND

“Hunger Awareness Week” is an annual event one week before Thanksgiving sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness.

Release date: November 08,2010

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