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UVa Group Raises Money for Homeless Oranganization

Sept. 25, 2013

The Brody Jewish Center at UVa and the Jewish Social Justice Council (JSJC) held a homeless sleep-out Sunday and Monday night of this week. This is the eighth year the group has held the campout.

About 15 students slept in the Amphitheatre on grounds each night to raise awareness and money for homelessness in Charlottesville.

Unofficially, the group raised $1,000. That money will go toward The Crossing, a homeless and low-income house in Charlottesville.

Callum Weinburg, JSJC Secretary and Publicity Chair for the sleep-out, said, "We really just want to raise awareness and let people know that there is a problem and that there are groups, foundations, organizations out there trying to fix the problem. But we need to know there is a problem before they can be fixed."

The group raised more money this year when compared to last year.

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