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Students set up ‘cardboard city’ for homelessness awareness

March 11, 2019

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Students in New Hampshire participated in a sleep-out to help draw attention to homelessness over the weekend.

Over two dozen high school students slept outside a church in Durham in a “cardboard city” meant to draw attention to populations impacted by homelessness. Youth minister Felicia Sperry tells WMUR-TV that this year; students are using the sleep-out to draw attention to homeless veterans.

Sperry says students have looked at how homelessness affects teenagers and refugees in past years.

The sleep-out started at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and the students stayed outside until 10 a.m. Sunday. Students also raised money and collecting items like canned goods for Liberty House in Manchester.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com