Greensboro, NC - If you were famous, would you come back to your hometown and give back?
Olympian Joey Cheek is back in Greensboro to learn about homelessness in his hometown. This comes after he raised over $400,000 for Operation Greensboro Cares, which help start the Interactive Resource Center.
"I spent most my life being a professional athlete in my sport which is not super common but I feel pretty bless to do what I did and I think I owe a big debt to the universe," said Joey Cheek, Olympic Gold Medalist.
The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) is Greensboro's only day resource center for people experiencing homelessness or trying to keep from becoming homeless.
"With homelessness, it's so easy to keep walking. It's so easy to not see but these are people...like you and I," said Cheek.
Cheek and staffers at the Interactive Resource Center in Greensboro are looking for you to connect with their mission. The event is from 6PM to 9PM. They are encouraging people to bring smartphones and be prepared to connect them with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
"I learned from my travels overseas about the problems people in other parts of the world face every day, said Cheek. "This trip to Greensboro will help me to understand better some of the issues closer to hom and, I hope, will help the whole community to connect. Social media provides a new opportunity for voices that are too often silenced to be heard."
If you would like to connect with them, visit Interactive Resource Center (IRC) Webpage. You can also follow them on twitter @gsodaycenter and Facebook.com/InteractiveResource Center.
WFMY News 2.