HUFFPOST ON MILEY CYRUS - YOUTH HOMELESSNESS article
"It wasn't enough that Miley Cyrus' acceptance speech (or lack thereof) at last month's VMAs had nothing to do with music and everything to do with youth homelessness. Now, she's taken the critical issue to Facebook, engaging her more than 49 million fans regarding the crisis.
Cyrus had opted out of giving a speech at the Aug. 24 awards show, letting homeless 22-year-old and VMA date Jesse Helt take the mic instead. Helt accepted Cyrus' prize "on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States," and Cyrus seized the moment to help raise more than $200,000 for LA-based youth homeless shelter My Friend's Place within 24 hours, the New York Times reported.
But the star's commitment to young people like Helt didn't end with the event.
Last week, Cyrus used Facebook to fight back against the media's attention to Helt's troubles with the law, focusing instead on her Prizeo fundraising page collecting funds for My Friend's Place. Cyrus used the post to interact with fans who were touched by the singer's admirable mission..."
PRIZEO LINK TO MILEY'S CAMPAIGN FOR MY FRIENDS PLACE HOLLYWOOD
JESSE HELT said ... Thank you all, my name's Jess and I'm accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost, and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I'm one of these people. I've survived in shelters all over the city, I've cleaned your hotel rooms, I've been an extra in your movies... Los Angeles Entertainment Capital has largest population of homeless youth ... music industry will make over 7 billion dollars -- and outside this doors are 54000 human beings whole have no place to call home..."
MY FRIENDS PLACE LINK
5850 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
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