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The Platform Group Set to Create Awareness About the Homeless in NYC


Long Island, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/08/2015 -- The Platform Group is producing a play called "Roughly Speaking: Voices from the Soup Kitchen", which is set to kickstart on 11th May, 2pm, EST. It is an earnest proposition to bring the issue of the homeless people to the public. The play is in collaboration with the Xavier Mission, which has taken up the uphill task of feeding about 1500 people every Sunday.

According to statistics, there are roughly about 1,750,000 homeless people in New York, as of July 2014. This number continues to increase every month. Their plight is quite touching and the fact that they do not get even one meal every day is something which needs to be addressed. In order to change the way these people live. The Platform Group has come up with the idea of creating a dramatic representation of their lives in order make it more empathetic.

The Group is also introducing social media campaign for the same on Twitter and Facebook from the next month. All those who wish to contribute to the noble cause can check their website.

The website says, "Each of these homeless people has once seen a better life and most of them have extended families. There are many of them who have been abandoned because of old age, ill health and financial loss. In order to help them get what they deserve, the Group is inviting the people of NYC to offer their support to such people by helping them move the play Off-Broadway. This way the message will be spread across a larger section of people."

To obtain more information about the play and its content, visit!homeless/c1qy0

The website claims that their play is based on the difficulties these homeless people face on a daily basis. The information has been gathered over time from the visitors at the Soup Kitchen and hence, is real. There are many famous playwrights who have been involved in the project and interested people can watch the play on May 11th.

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Media Contact:
Shara Zeiger
The Platform Group
Address: 47 – 12 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101