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Why I sleep out?
I chose to participate in my first Sleep out in 2016. I have a family member who had used Spectrums services, they chose to not be successful, but I wanted to give back for the kids in our community that really could benefit. I had no idea what to expect as I had never “camped” in winter before. I went home and shared my involvement with my wife and my children (4 & 6) at the time. My kids did not understand why Daddy was going to sleep outside on the ground, instead of a warm bed. I explained to them that many people locally do not have the comforts we do, and it was time to give back. I also stated that if something unfortunate ever happens and one of them need support, I want to make sure a great local entity such as Spectrum exists and can be there.
I am participating again this year for this simple reason: the kids we have on the street need our support and they need our voices. I will survive the night out, I will go to work Friday, then go back home to my loving family, and a warm house and bed. Someday, I hope my efforts, OUR efforts can make the reality that we live in the same for others who are less fortunate.
Believe me when I tell you this, the event is so much more than sleeping outside in a sleeping bag on some cardboard with a canopy overhead. Come join our team, and our efforts, you will not be sorry!!
Please help me reach my goal of $2000.00!
Any and all amounts welcome!!
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