‘Sleep out’ raises poverty awareness

By Alyssa Mentzer
April 18, 2010

The poverty awareness campaign held a “sleep out for solidarity” on campus to spread awareness about homelessness.

The event took place on the lawn behind the mansion on Sunday, April 11.  Lindsay Anderson, exercise science and health promotion major, and Marie Zoccola, junior biology and pre-med major, were in charge of the event and slept out under the stars with other students.

According to Anderson the goal of this event was to give students a little taste of what it is like to live without a roof over your head and a bed to sleep in.

Due to some inclement weather the event had a small turn out, but those that showed up stuck it out with nothing but sleeping bags and a pillow.

Alyssa Mentzer

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