Have you ever walked passed a homeless person and quickly looked away so your eyes did not connect?  Have you ever rolled up your window on a hot day when pulling up to a curb where someone was begging for money?  Can you imagine being ignored in a time of need?

Mark Horvath, who at one time worked in Hollywood, CA in the movie industry, found himself homeless in 1995.  Everything he owned, everyone he loved…gone.  He went from having a job and a nice car to living in a park , fitting all of his belongings in one backpack and contemplating suicide.

Mark is the founder of Invisible People where he travels all over the United States and takes video of men, women and children and helps them to tell their heart wrenching stories about their life on the streets.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend SOBCon 2011 this year in Chicago which meant that I got the privilege to see GM give Mark a brand new SUV and MurphyUSA gave him a year supply of gasoline.

Well, see for yourself:

 

My heart was so full after witnessing how happy Mark was that it made me feel so proud to not only live in the Detroit area where GMC was born and raised, but also be associated with MurphyUSA since they are a client of mine.  I can’ t wait till Mark stops in the Detroit area to interview the “Invisible People” living in Detroit to help them get their story out to the world.

MurphyUSA is a client, but all opinions are my own.

Detroit Mommies Expert Contributor
Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Jared
10 years ago

It’s great to hear of such a large company doing good in such a unique way. Kudos to Mark also to help others that are in a situation that he was once in as well.

Melissa - bargainshoppermom

What a wonderful story! Makes me proud to drive a GM car. Yay GM and MurphyUSA!