IUPUI graduate students Adriene Tynes and Erin Braun visited HVAF of Indiana, Inc. on a cold evening that left them thinking about veterans without coats, gloves or sweaters. They then learned that up to 500 homeless military veterans were living on the streets of Indianapolis, they decided they had to do something. In 2011, they held their first food and clothing drive, titled "Meat & Heat Drive" under the auspices of the IUPUI Public Affairs Student Association, netted 750 items.
They wanted to do more in 2012 and set forth with a lofty goal. Find out how the two made a big difference in the lives of homeless veterans at HVAF. Read the full story here: http://inside.iu.edu/editors-picks/campus-life/2012-12-12-campus-life-homeless-vets-iupui.shtml#
Special thanks to the 2012 participating organizations:
1. Indiana University Public Policy Institute 2. Fred Astaire Dance Studio North 3. Indiana University McKinney School of Law 4. IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning 5. IUPUI SPEA Public Affairs Student Association 7. School of Public and Environmental Affairs 8. Occupational & Physical Therapy Club 9. IUPUI Student Veterans 10. American Legion Student Post 360 11. IUSM Internal Medicine Residency Program 12. Bepko Learning Center 13. IUPUI University Library 14. Office of Intramural and Recreational Sports -- Natatorium 15. Elmore's Firearms & Accessories 16. IUPUI School of Nursing 17. IUPUI School of Education 18. University Place Conference Center & Hotel 19. Crowne Plaza Union Station