Gustavus Students Help Fight Against Homelessness

Posted on October 4th, 2004 by

For the second year in a row, Gustavus Adolphus College students will join “Bob’s Sleep-Out,” a winter sleep-out in Wayzata organized by Bob Fisher to raise money to fight against homelessness. Fischer and his supporters have raised nearly $2 million in the sleep-out’s seven-year history. The Gustavus students will be sleeping out with Bob on November 17.

The students, primarily first-year students from Richard Leitch’s First Term Seminar “The Politics of Homelessness,” will also participate in a three-day sleep-out from November 14 to 16 in St. Peter for National Hunger and Homelessness week. Other Gustavus community members will be participating as well; particularly members involved the campus outreach group, Action Supporting All People, or A.S.A.P.

“Spending a night without a home… at Bob’s sleep-out, puts things in perspective, and opens your eyes to an entire sub-culture of American life and poverty in America,” said Andrea Carlile, a Gustavus sophomore and participant in Bob’s sleep-out last year.

For more information, contact Richard Leitch at rleitch@gac.edu or 507/933-7028.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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