Published: Nov 18, 2012 10:27 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A group of homeless advocates spent the night in downtown Fort Myers last night, to learn what the homeless go through on a regular basis.

There are nearly 3,000 homeless men and women living in Lee County.

The group spent time speaking with homeless men and women in the community to learn what their lives are like and what struggles they face.

Neil Volz and William Rodriguez participated in the event, and joined us in the studio to talk about the experience.