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FHS Students Help the Homeless

FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- Students camped out Monday night into Tuesday morning at Fayetteville High School in makeshift tents to combat homelessness.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- Students camped out Monday night into Tuesday morning at Fayetteville High School in makeshift tents to combat homelessness. They collected monetary donations and non-perishable goods.

Student Council president, Anders Bandy, said "It's hard enough for me to sleep one night outside. People come by and drop off money or they send it in before. When they come by, they can see a visual representation of what their money is going towards."

Dressed in pajamas and without a winter coat, students like Anders Bandy pictured life without a warm spot to spend the night.

"It is a very big problem. not a lot of people realize it," she said.

Money raised and goods collected go to the Fayetteville School District's "Families In Transition" fund.

Bandy said, "Kids don't have warm beds or a warm house to go home to or to go home and do their homework to, so it just really puts it in perspective for me. We have to do our best because i do have a bed at home and we need to help those people who just don't have the resources we need. 14;24;46

The students hoped to raise 20,000 dollars at the homeless vigil.

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