Brian Jacobson

Milwaukee teens brave the cold for a good cause

By - Dec 9th, 2010 04:00 am

We brought you a story early Tuesday about the Pathfinders organization and their great Donation Drive-Thru happening Wednesday morning at Wisconsin State Fair Park.  Dozens of high school students took shifts in a makeshift village made of cardboard boxes to simulate homelessness shelters as part of the Pathfinders’ drive. It was a very public and frigid event for a nearly invisible tragedy in our city that’s on the rise.

Students took pledges for the amount of time between 4:30 to 10:30 Tuesday night that they remained, and passed the time by decorating with holiday tinsel and images. Huddled together sometimes two to a box, each cluster of students had different design ideas but everyone was freezing.

We visited with our lens and offered a few words of warm encouragement.

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