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Sleeping out to make a change in Albany

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

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.

People were 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.

Mission Change is an Albany-based charity founded in 2007 that raises money and awareness for local causes.

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