SARASOTA– We told you earlier this week about the Orlando teacher who gave up his job for a year to teach people a lesson about being homeless.

Thomas Rebman, an Orlando middle school teacher is trying to teach others a lesson on homelessness, and he’s doing that by living on the streets himself.   He began in Orlando and Daytona before coming to Sarasota Monday.

He says in that time, he has met with city leaders including the mayor and Sarasota police chief, and was surprised by the level of interest in working on the homeless issue.  He tells SNN he is already on his way to Tallahassee in hopes of speaking with the governor.

The Facebook page for Rebman’s non-profit, “Hungry and Homeless,” has hundreds of thousands of likes to date.  For more info on his efforts go to https://www.facebook.com/hungryandhomeless, and to read our original story on Mr. Rebman, go to http://www.snntv.com/2014/12/01/teacher-becomes-homeless-teach-lesson-sarasota/.