At the end of January a small group of students from our Statistics class participated in a homelessness surgery at midnight. An organization called HOPE hosts this survey annually and finds participants throughout the city. Our quest started at midnight, where we met other participants at a large public school downtown. There we were separated into smaller groups and given location assignments, my group was assigned to the Gramercy/Lower East side area. After we set out to our location, we were instructed to ask everyone we came across if they were homeless and if they were; we asked them a series of questions. While most people either ignored us or were offended by our insinuation; we were actually able to aid some homeless people. At the end of the night, although being very cold and tired; I genuinely felt that I did something helpful.