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Volunteers head out for 'A Night without a Home'

"A Night without a Home" benefiting the homeless of Superior and Douglas County runs noon Saturday to noon Sunday in Center City Park at the corner of Belknap Street and Tower Avenue, near the Superior Public Library.

Opening ceremony at noon Saturday features Mayor Bruce Hagen, Mary Willett from Rep. Sean Duffy's Office and Rev. Barbara Certa-Werner

People will be sleeping out during the event. Food and hot beverages are served.

Donations and money will be accepted on site to help homeless individuals in Superior and Douglas County.

One past participant made this comment about the event: "With my past experience with this event, I have seen the needs of homeless in our community. Being involved with 'A Night without a Home' is the most meaningful thing that I do each year. I urge local residents and businesses to stop by and consider a donation in support of this event. All are welcome to attend."

Items event volunteers are hoping to gather include:

• Winter coats.

• Mittens.

• Boots.

• Blankets.

• Sleeping bags.

• Food.

• Furniture except mattresses.

• Cleaning supplies.

• New socks and undergarments.

"In-kind" donations from local businesses are appreciated and may include:

• Gift certificates for food.

• Meals.

• Haircuts.

• Lodging.

• Gasoline.

Donations of money are distributed to Harbor House, Human Development Center, Solid Rock, Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Checks should be made out to Faith United Methodist Church, c/o "A Night Without A Home."

For information, call Tom at 218-390-8848 .