Chris Reep, 39, of North Carolina, lost his home and job as a hospitality house manager two weeks ago, just two days after his birthday. Reep, who began working at the age of 16 and had his own place by 19, said being homeless is a different experience. “It’s not what I’m use to,” he said. “I’m using to doing what I wanted because I was being grown and having a curfew is not what I set out to do.” Once he gets back to work, Reep said he wants to help homeless people, by volunteering his time and donating money and food.”I used to think [homeless people could] get a job like anyone else, but some of them can’t. Some of them are handicapped. They can’t work ’cause of arthritis or mental handicap or physical handicap, and nobody wants to help them.” – Chris Reep