Man braves winter weather to raise awareness, money for the homeless

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 20, 2016) - A man is braving the frigid temperatures and snow all week in order to raise awareness about the struggles homeless people face living on Indianapolis streets.

Jeffrey Kincaid pledges to stay out on the streets until Friday in hopes of raising $2000 for his group, Camping for A Cause. The group provides resources, including hot meals, to the homeless.

This is a very personal cause for Kincaid, who was once homeless.

"Just one little medical issue put me out here," Kincaid said. "I was out here for 2 ½ years in a wheelchair and I said if I ever get my health back and get off the streets, I have to do something."

Plus, Kincaid recently lost a friend who was living on the streets.

"Odds are he drank and froze to death," Kincaid said. "He had a piece of cardboard and a blanket and that was it."

So far this week, Kincaid is dealing with subzero temperatures, factoring in the windchill,  Monday and Tuesday. Then, snowfall created tough circumstances.

"I’ve been icing up," Kincaid said. "I’m like plane wings, I'm icing up here."

Now, he hopes the sign he carries gets people to stop and chat about the homelessness issue in the circle city. Kincaid also said his long-term goal is to create transitional housing for Indy's homeless community.

For more information on the cause, visit Camping for A Cause.

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