Two Valley High School students, Joe and Ethan, are looking to raise awareness of a topic that the Des Moines Community continues to face - Homelessness.
The goal of their magazine, Blank Tales , is to create awareness of the homeless community in Des Moines. They have been working with many organizations in the community, including Anawim Housing, learning more about what programs Des Moines offers for those in a housing crisis – and setting up interviews with those who have experienced homelessness, and allowing them to tell their story.
Their Magazine consists of several stories told by anonymous former homeless individuals. They have found every story and person to be inspiring. By distributing this magazine, their hope is to spread the message that the programs do work, and that funding them makes a difference.
Look for Blank Tales to start distributing in April throughout the Des Moines community. To read their April Issue of Blank Tales, click here .
You can also visit the Blank Tales facebook page to learn more.
Pictured below: Joe Reck (left) and Ethan Eiler (right).