More than 300
people left the comforts of their home to make a change.
This is the 6th year for Mission Change's Hope for the Hungry and
Homeless Sleep Out. Friday night began with a program featuring speakers who
shared their stories of hope and how they overcame homelessness and poverty.
asked to give up their bed for one night for the people who sleep outside every
night. People set up tents, cardboard
boxes and sleeping bags to make a difference.
"We just wanted
to come experience this wonderful thing. The change that there trying to make
and all the things that they are involved in are just really positive things,"
said Amy McNeal.
"Just to be having somewhere to sleep at night, a
warm bed you take for granted and some
people just don't have that so were just coming out here to just to show that
we do care," said Grady Jackson.
The money raised
from the event will go to programs that help the homeless. People will be
sleeping out here in the park until 7 a.m. Saturday.
is an Albany-based charity founded in 2007 that raises money and awareness for