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'Sleep out' hosted to raise awareness about homelessness

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MANKATO, Minn. -

 

Outside the Salvation Army in Mankato, scores of youth gathered to raise awareness about homelessness.

The adolescents in attendance planned to spend the night outside sleeping in cardboard boxes.

And while you may not notice an issue as you make your way through town, organizers of the 'Sleep Out' say in the past two years, approximately 700 youth have experienced homelessness in the Greater Mankato Area.
  
Spokespeople for the 'Sleep Out' say they also are hoped to raise around $2,500 from the event.