Bloomington community members sleep in cars to raise homelessness awareness

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Home Sweet Home Ministries is Bloomington continued their tradition of raising awareness on homelessness in the Twin Cities in their third annual Night in a Car fundraiser.

In the parking lot of the Lutheran Trinity Church over 150 people slept in their cars raising close to $100,000 for Home Sweet Home Ministries.

The participants all joined together for a community dinner where there was a panel discussion followed by education sessions all to raise awareness about homelessness an the steps Home Sweet Home Ministries, a family shelter,  takes to help the homeless get back on their feet. These services include housing, job programs, food, and many others.

From mini van’s, UPS Trucks, and Connect Transit buses young and old community members all gathered to celebrate Home Sweet Home Ministries in their 100th year

“I think it’s a great way to support a good cause and be out here with the kids Be a little more thankful for heat in our home and what god has given us.” said Andy Huette who participated in the event for the second time with his two daughters.

“Now we can’t truly understand what it’s like but it’s a glimpse , you know we get to go home in the morning there’s many people who don’t get to go home and they’re living in a car.” said Keith Cornille, President of Heartland Community College.

Families and Co-workers spent the night bundled up in blankets and sleeping bags and then gathered the next morning to talk about the experience.

Raising awareness one car and one night at a time.

Kaitlin Pearson

Kaitlin Pearson

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