Rehoboth restauranteur to sleep outside for homeless youth

By Kelli Steele 8:58am, October 22, 2013
A Rehoboth restaurateur will be sleeping out on the street in the cold next month to help homeless youth.

Matt Haley tells our sister station Delaware 105.9 that his efforts are part of a national push by the Covenant House.

"Every child describes a bed and a meal, and so once a year, there's a nationwide sleep-out and myself and a few friends of mine are participating in the sleep-out in Washington, D.C.

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Haley says there's up to 5,000 children in our nation's capital every night who sleep on the streets.

"We sleep on Mississippi Avenue in a pretty volatile neighborhood, and we do that so we can raise awareness, raise some money to help these children," he says.

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Haley's sleep-out will take place on November 21st from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and he plans to match all donations up to$2,500.

For more information, visit Covenant House Sleep-Out.

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