1.5 million homeless children - July 25 will change that

On July 25, LifePlace, The Salvation Army, Mary Nelson and Syracuse University will begin an event that will change that number.

Lifeplace is a community based organization located in Syracuse. We have partnered with the Salvation Army, Mary Nelson and Syracuse University to support the two youth homeless shelters located in Syracuse. On July 25 at noon, the Salvation Army, LifePlace and Syracuse University athletes will join together to support the youth homeless shelters here in Syracuse; this will also be the national kickoff of the Forsaken Generation Youth Homeless Project.

The statistics on youth homelessness are staggering. One in 50 children in the U.S. are homeless. 42 percent are under 6 years of age, 1.5 million children are homeless on any given night, and 20 percent will attempt suicide while homeless. The Salvation Army provides two incredible homeless shelters that provide for the needs of many homeless children in Syracuse (Booth House and Barnabas House), but due to the economy and increasing numbers of youth homeless they are in great need of help from local businesses and individuals.

It's a joint concert event on July 25 that will take place at Thornden Park in Syracuse. 15 bands will be performing and athletes and coaches from Syracuse University's Men's Basketball and Football teams will be making special appearances to show their support. There will also be a very special surprise from NFL great and local celebrity Tim Green. This is an event you will not want to miss. And Dinosaur Barbeque will be there serving up some incredible food.

Support the Forsaken Generation Project - End Youth Homelessness

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