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Freezin' for a Reason

Freezin' for a Reason

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Curling up with a blanket at home is what many of us look forward to as the chilly fall days turn to winter.

But oftentimes we forget about those who aren't able to keep warm so easily.

Minot State students and members of the Minot Area Homeless Coalition stood outside for 8 hours today to experience, for just a while, what homelessness feels like first-hand.

Last year, the group set a record for most donations in 10 years, and this year, they plan on beating that record.

The public participated by giving money or canned food, or by simply joining those standing out in the frigid air.

For those who spent the day outside - 8 hours in the cold - put things in perspective.

(Lindsay Fleming, Chairperson, Freezin' For A Reason) "It's very humbling. It really makes you realize how lucky you are when you have a roof over your head, and you don't worry about making the choices that some people have to make, like food, or groceries, and the other things you have to pay for."

To get involved next year, call 858-3142.

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