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11/29/2012 04:30 pm ET Updated Jan 29, 2013

Using the Power of Video to Illuminate Our Nation's Homeless

Mark Horvath's InvisiblePeople.tv strives to expose more people to the plight of our nation's homeless, in the hope that homelessness becomes an issue we try to solve every day, not just on Thanksgiving.

On the evening of the final presidential debate, while others were busy quipping bayonets, Mark Horvath offered a sobering counterpoint: "Found a large homeless camp under a freeway. I don't have enough socks for everyone and not sure if its safe to go in." The self-described Chief Evangelistic Officer for Invisible People TV, Horvath is on a mission to make the homeless visible. By the end of the debate he had tweeted about a run to Walmart, the delivery of 100 pairs of clean, dry socks to the camp and an encounter with a mother and her two young children. With social media, it's easy to navigate human suffering from a distance and still feel engaged, but Horvath isn't about to let you get away with it.

Click here to read the full article on FastCo.Exist.

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