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Volunteers Spend "Night on the Street" to Fundraise for Homeless

People make a mock homeless camp to raise money for the Union Rescue Mission
LITTLE ROCK, AR- Homeless advocates came together to raise awareness on homelessness in Central Arkansas. It was the 7th Annual Night on the Street to benefit the Union Rescue Mission.

The organization created a mock homeless camp in downtown Little Rock at the River Market Pavilion. Volunteers from schools, businesses, and organizations came out to fundraise for the Union Rescue Mission.

In 2013, the Union Rescue Mission served more than 1,700 homeless people, served more than 172,000 meals and helped 160 men and women in its shelter program. Overall, the organization has helped people in 47 counties, and it's nights like these that help make that happen.

"They're calling, they're texting, and tweeting, and Facebooking with families, friends and co-workers, talking about homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence here in Central Arkansas. They're also asking their friends, family and co-workers to pledge a donation," says William Tollett with the Union Rescue Mission.

Their goal was to raise $100,000. So far, they've reached $85,000.
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