Veterans sleep outside to raise awareness for homeless

December 16, 2013 4:45:49 PM PST
Despite our cold weather, more than 20 veterans are sleeping outside Monday night to raise awareness of homeless veterans and to raise funds.

Members of the "Student Veterans Society of Columbia College" laid their sleeping bags outside the school at noon on Monday for a 24-hour "sleep out."

The Department of Veteran Affairs says 1,100 veterans are homeless in Illinois.