Picked up from the Lake Minnetonka Patch
Clergy Demonstrate Faithfulness By Sleeping Out
December 8, 2011, was the coldest night of the season to date.
The temperature plunged to just below zero that night. That didn't stop a hardy group of faithful area clergy from braving the elements in an effort to raise awareness of the fate many families are forced to face when they become homeless.
For the 7th consecutive year, clergy from the western suburbs came together to give of themselves to the IOCP Sleep Out campaign, sleeping outside in frigid temperatures and asking friends to donate to IOCP on their behalf.
Seven clergy (men and women) from six area churches along with three friendly supporters slept out December 8.
Never were we more happy to see 6 a.m. arrive so we could drive off in our heated vehicles to a hot shower and a warm bed. If only homeless families had a warm morning awaiting them as well.