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HelpInLA — Day One

Well, it’s official. March has dawned and I have set up camp in my 2004 Toyota Corolla.

For those of you who missed the announcement, RepoComedy has partnered with a local shelter for disadvantaged youth (My Friend’s Place) to produce a month-long series of articles, videos and interviews meant to raise awareness and spread information about the troubles of youth homelessness — and how we can all help.

The idea? I, Tucker May, being of (semi-)sound mind and pale body, will live solely out of my automobile for the entire month of March. The hope is to attract attention to My Friend’s Place and the inspiring work that organization is doing every day and to hopefully inspire others to help however they may be able.

We are nearing the end of day one. I left my apartment at 6:30 AM this morning and I will return once March is over.

The first thing I would like to address as my adventure kicks off is a bit of a disclaimer:

The project I am undertaking this month — and the materials I post along the way — are in no way meant to reflect or accurately simulate the conditions under which the youth at My Friend’s Place (or anyone in America struggling with homelessness) survive on a daily basis. These kids regularly deal with circumstances and decisions that most of us would relegate to the realm of nightmares and that I would not wish upon anyone — which is why I believe this is an important cause to draw attention to.

I would like to invite you to read the personal stories of some of the people whose lives were profoundly impacted by My Friend’s Place. They are uplifting, eye-opening, and incredibly touching. Click here to take a look.

That being said, I do believe that my experience this month will be enlightening and hopefully entertaining. I would be honored if you would tag along with me by checking back to this site often for updates (or, better yet, subscribe in the upper right-hand corner to automatically get email updates).

Keep an eye out in the next few days for new entries, including the first VIDEO POST!

Donate to My Friend’s Place here, and remember to put ‘HelpInLA’ in the memo line of your donation!

See the introductory video to the project here.

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