2 Indy men spend week outside to raise awareness

Jeffrey Kincaid returns to the streets to raise awareness for homelessness in Indianapolis. (Facebook: Camping for a Cause)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two men are spending a week on the streets of Indianapolis to raise awareness for homelessness in the city.

Jeffrey Kincaid started the effort one year ago after spending time being homeless himself. This year another man, Dwight O’Dell Carter II, is joining him on the streets.

“This is very humbling, very humbling,” Carter said.

As the sun rose Monday morning, the pair packed up their things. It’s something they must do every morning, otherwise their items would probably be gone.

“You don’t know if somebody is going to come from this way, that way, over here. You just don’t know,” Carter said.

For Kincaid it’s an all-too-familiar routine.

“It all comes rushing back. The feeling of hopelessness. The feeling of nobody cares about you. We have homes and we’ve gotten sideways looks and snide comments, just by how we look,” Kincaid said.

The men said they want to open people’s eye to the life of the homeless.

“They don’t really know the daily minute-by-minute struggles and that’s what we’re trying to bring to light,” Kincaid said.

And their hope is to someday end the problem in Indianapolis.

“Even if it’s a decade down the road, homelessness should stop,” Carter said.

You can follow the camp and find out more about Camping for a Cause on Facebook.

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