A Hardly Normal Passion for Homelessness
Yesterday, Phoenix Rescue Mission was blessed to be part of Mark Horvath’s tour across America documenting homelessness and giving those on the streets a voice.
Mark and I found each other through our respective Twitter alter egos, hardlynormal and phxmission, sometime earlier this year. Back in February, Mark was able to come to Phoenix to do a video for his blog, invisiblepeople.tv, but now he’s embarked on a trip of a much bigger scale. His two month journey, which he’s described as, “24 Cities, 8598 miles, 49 days AND $1,243 in gas” began in LA, where Mark himself was on the streets for several months in 1995.
Although Hardly Normal lives on the net, Mark Horvath works without one. Literally. With limited equipment, time constraints and funding provided solely by sponsorship, he’s able to show a side of homelessness that even we have difficulty capturing. He’s still in need of major support for the rest of his trip. Anyone who is looking to sponsor or help Mark can contact him through his blog, hardlynormal.com. Among other sponsors, Ford is providing him with a Ford Flex for the trip and the story telling platform, Whrrl is on board as well.