DuBois student 'Sleep Out' raises money for area shelter

DUBOIS, Pa. — Penn State DuBois students recently presented a $2,500 check to representatives from Haven House in DuBois. They raised the money through their "Sleep Out to end Homelessness," organized by the campus Service Above Self Club.

Haven House provides a place to stay for families who have been displaced from their homes due to disaster or social issues.

On the morning of the Sleep Out, students volunteered at Soul Platter Café in DuBois. That night, they camped out in front of campus along Route 255. Individuals donated to their effort and other student clubs, including the Business Society, the Information Technology Club, and the Student Government Association. In all, 12 students participated.

"Whether you see it here in DuBois or not, homelessness is always there," said student Ryan Lingle. "Not everyone has seen homelessness, but it's a heartbreaking sight to see someone on the street. We work to teach that here in our area, we can help."