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Video: Another Look at 'Homeless in Crystal Lake'

Saturday's SleepOut event will raise funds, awareness for the homeless.

With the McHenry County PADS bringing the third annual SleepOut for Shelter to Crystal Lake this Saturday, we felt that another look at the video of a local homeless man, Steve, was warranted.

The video, captured by Robin Pendergrast, shows a brief but strong look at decisions the homeless have to make every day.

SleepOut for Shelter will take place this Saturday, May 12, at Immanuel Lutheran School in Crystal Lake.

Event participants will spend the night outside in tents, boxes or cars to raise awareness and money. Through the collection of pledges for spending one night outside the comfort of their home, participants will help homeless individuals in their search for shelter and a new beginning. Participants can either sleep out at the rally site or they can turn their own lawn into a temporary homeless shelter site.

Last year, SleepOut for Shelter raised nearly $60,000 for programs that served more than 530 homeless individuals in our community—including 60 families and 99 children. Everyone is invited to participate in SleepOut for Shelter or to make a contribution. To register or find more information, visit www.sleepoutforshelter.com or call 815.759.7282.

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