Night of Hope: Sleep Out Benefits Organization Helping Homeless Youth

September 25, 2017 07:41 AM

More than 100 people have volunteered to "sleep out" in downtown Minneapolis to raise awareness of youth homelessness. 

KSTP's Matt Belanger joined those volunteering. Belanger had just a sleeping bag and a change of clothes in tow. 

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The Night of Hope: Sleep Out benefits YouthLink MN, an organization that for 40 years has offered services to help make sure young people don't fall through the cracks. The event takes place outside of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

YouthLink says that 6,000 youth experience homelessness in the state every night. Joining Belanger and others for the event was new Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo. 

YouthLink says it hopes to raise $200,000 through the Night of Hope event. Belanger plans to check in Monday morning with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Mornings.

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