The Siouxland Sleep Out is Friday, Nov. 3. That’s when we get together to freeze our collective tuckuses off . We do it every year.
Did you know that there were around 2,500 homeless people in Sioux City last year—about 250 or 300 on the streets on any given day? There are entire families living on the streets. And children, too. It’s not a good situation.
Another little-known fact is that slightly over 25 percent of Siouxland’s homeless are veterans, ranging from those who served in Vietnam to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Realizing this, off to the park went the volunteers last November. They took pledges, packed up their tents (and cardboard boxes in a few cases) and off to the park they went. It was such a success that they’re going to do it again in 2017! We’re gonna have an auction, a box contest, maybe even a movie if the weather holds!
At CSADV, we see first-hand the numbers of women and children living on the streets in our community. They need your help in creating housing options. Whether you plan on participating in this year’s “Sleep-out” or not, you can help by taking a chance on one of these raffle tickets.
Call CSADV at 712-277-0131 to arrange to get yours! Find more information at https://www.siouxlandsleepout.com/