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Video: Are the homeless so invisible we would pass even our own family by?

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-25 16:50:46-04

Do you think you’d recognize your family if you passed them on the sidewalk? It seems an easy yes, but this video may cause you to stop and reconsider.

In this emotional video from the New York Rescue Mission, family members agreed to adopt the appearance of a homeless person as their loved ones walked by. They then showed those unknowing family members the footage of them passing their loved one, and the experience seems to bring a community problem into the realm of the deeply personal.

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Partial list of homeless shelters in Utah, visit the websites for information about resources for the homeless and ways to help:

Rescue Mission of Salt Lake
St. Anne’s Center
The Road Home
Volunteers of America Utah