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Freezin’ for a Reason brings awareness of homelessness and hunger

 The Minot State University Student Social Work Organization is sponsoring “Freezin’ for a Reason” Nov. 19 in the Marketplace Foods’ parking lot (1930 South Broadway, Minot), 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

“MSU SSWO is excited for its 14th annual Freezin’ for a Reason. Many people struggle with poverty and homelessness, especially in winter,” said Alivia Poitra, event co-chair from Belcourt. “This year, Community Action Partnership-Minot Region will receive the food items, while the YWCA is the beneficiary of monetary donations.”

MSU SSWO members stand in the cold and “freeze” to experience homelessness firsthand. Individuals can participate by dropping off food or monetary contributions at the parking lot or by “freezing” with the MSU SSWO members. Other MSU student organizations, such as the Beta Theta Sorority, are joining MSU SSWO members.

Kendra Bartel, Minot, is the other co-chair. For questions about the Minot event, contact Dionne Spooner, MSU SSWO faculty advisor, at 858-3142 or  or SSWO members at


Published: 10/07/16

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