Members of a local church experience homelessness for a night.
Imagine spending tonight outside with nothing more than the clothes on your back and maybe a cardboard box.
Saturday night a group of teens from Little Flower Catholic Church are trying to draw attention to America's homelessness problem.
About 25 students from Little Flower Catholic Church's youth group are taking part in "Homeless for a Night."
It's the first year for the event where basically they spend an entire night outside under cardboard boxes next to a fire.
Besides the stay outside students also talked with Catholic Worker House guests who were once homeless.
The teens just have cardboard boxes, a fire, and several layers of clothing to keep them warm… leaving behind sleeping bags and air mattresses.
“We've done a lot of service types of projects but one of the challenges I put to the kids this year is that you have to be stronger for the voices for social justice and for the wrongs of our society so this is one of the things that we are doing to try to create a voice,” says youth group director Bill Odell.
“I've been in this youth group for a long time and i think year after year I've learned more and more how giving back to the community just creates a better world,” youth group member Dan Jacobs.
The youth group is also collecting blankets and toiletries that will be given to the Catholic Worker House.
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Liffle Flower Catholic Church