Homelessness around the globe is a huge problem. 1.6 billion people in the world are homeless.
Hey Kid watch out, this is a dangerous area of town. Also, do you have any spare change?
At the start of the story, Ian walks to volunteer at "The club" which is a restaurant that gives free food to homeless people in the down town east side. Ian has to work there for volunteer hours for civics class.
Once Ian started to serve the food out to people, he realized that some of the people there were aggressive and that spooked him a little bit. He also saw that the man who saved his life on the way to "The Club" was there. Mac told Ian how he lived at The Club and that he has been working 7 days a week for 10 years.
At "The Club"
C'mon! We want food!!!
Hi. I'm Ian
Hi! I'm Mac!
Between April and June 1994, there was a mass genocide in Rwanda that killed 800,000 people.
After his first night at the club, his civics teacher was happy to hear that he did well on his first time. After that, Ian's civics teacher wanted Ian to get an interview with someone named Sarge because Ian figured out that Sarge was homeless and was a veteran.
Im so glad that you did well on your first service hours!
After quite a while of volunteering at the club, Mac and Ian go for a walk around downtown to see if any homeless people wanted food. Ian then learns a surprising fact that there were over 1,000 homeless people in his city.
We have to go and walk around to see if anyone wants a meal.
After a while of planning what he should ask Sarge about, Ian finally got the guts to do his interview. Although at first things were going pretty well between Sarge and Ian, when Sarge figured out that Ian knew nothing about the genocide that happened in Rwanda in 1994 , he got upset because he was there, and 800,000 people died when he was trying to protect people.
I'm so sorry Sarge! I didn't mean any of those questions to be offending!
Ian was up one night working when he felt thirsty. He went downstairs and was surprised to find his nanny in the kitchen. Before that, Sarge said to Ian that his nanny would know about "The Disappeared" and when Ian asked, he was surprised about her answer. Berta (Ian's nanny) was only 16 when 1 night while she was asleep, she heard screaming and yelling. She ran to the closet and hid like her father told her to if this were to happen.She stayed hidden in the closet until she fell asleep. When she woke up, it was morning. She went out of her closet and found her room wrecked. Dolls were wrecked, her night table was turned over and her bed mattress was open with stuffing bleeding out. Her whole house was like this, and her family was nowhere in sight. Ian was absolutely shocked when he heard about this.