Students raise awareness of homelessness and poverty

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With cold temperatures and strong winds like we had today, it’s difficult to stay outside for long, but according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, a little over 300 people lived in this kind of weather -or worse- on a single night in January 2017. Another thousand people were homeless, but were staying in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program.

That’s why Kellie Ekness and other Minot State Student Social Workers chose to brave the cold .. to ask for donations of nonperishable food items and monetary donations for those in poverty or homeless.

“I mean, it’s cold. And I can not imagine them sitting out here for hours on end, and I mean, we only did it for four hours. I mean… it’s a lot,” says Ekness.

If you didn’t catch this team freezin’ for a reason, you can still help by donating to a food pantry or homeless shelter in your area.

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