Raleigh man to live in car for a week

Posted November 29, 2010

A Raleigh man is spending the week getting a taste of homelessness in an effort to draw attention to those for whom it is a daily reality.

Will Langley, a web developer at Capstrat, is sleeping in his car and spending the days volunteering with local groups that help the homeless year-round.

"It's already changed the way I perceive people approaching me, asking me for whatever," he said. "I think that I'm just going to volunteer more. It feels good."

Of course, as a web developer, Langley could not take on the challenge and raise awareness without a significant online presence. He is on Facebook, Twitter and the Web sharing his experiences.



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  • Mugu Dec 1, 2010

    If I catch him using my office stairwell as a toilet like the rest of Raleigh's homeless, he is gonna have some problems.

  • zogdog Dec 1, 2010

    Keepin_it_real got it right. The dude prolly means well but lets face it he is a well paid employee if a powerful PR firm. What are there motives for bankrolling this? Check out the website. Musta cost a bunch of loot. Capstrat could of given that money to keep one homeless person in a home for 10 years. That would be news! And Capstrat helped Blue Cross kill Obama's healthcare plan - now that would have made a difference fro the homeless. More likely there doing this so they can use the feel good factor in thier own PR and promotion. And in a weeWill gets back to his nice job in his warm office, and back to his nice home/apartment... Sorry if I'm not welling up with admiration.

  • goncampn2 Dec 1, 2010

    I agree Keepin_it_real_in_NC! What does it accomplish other than to make Will feel good.If you really want to help,provide jobs,medical care,homes etc. for these people.Also don't overlook the fact some of the "homeless" are scamming the general public. They make three times more than I do in a year and it is TAX FREE!! They are basically lazy people who have figured out how to scam people along with the help from our state and federal government.I can't wait for the bleeding hearts to respond to this!! lololol!!!

  • Keepin_it_real_in_NC Dec 1, 2010

    More liberal feel goodism. So, after Will spends a week in his car, will all the homeless people magically have homes? What exactly does "draw attention" or raise awareness really mean? Do we have people that do not know that we have homeless people around? It is a meaningless gesture that only makes Will feel good about himself and assage some unknow guilt that he has.

  • Kelondris Nov 30, 2010

    So nice to read a feel good story about someone making an impact in our community! Go Will!!

  • dp88 Nov 30, 2010

    Way to go, Will! There's more information on this story at, including a full-length feature interview and information about his efforts. (Will is an NC State alum). Go Pack!