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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sleep Out to Fight Youth Homelessness

Last night we had our 2nd annual "Sleep Out" night. Basically, this is the main event for a fundraising drive by local churches to raise money to help young people who are stranded or kicked out of their homes. We sleep outside in cardboard box "camps" to raise awareness and increase solidarity with our homeless brothers and sisters. I'm dead tired, but I'm really glad we went. We had some good prayer time, a few snacks, live music and several fires to combat the cold. All in all, about one hundred kids showed up for various denominations and we raised about $1,600. 

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