Spectrum Sleep Out Raises Nearly $200,000

Published 03/28 2014 09:22AM

Updated 03/28 2014 10:29AM

Nearly 100 community leaders slept outside in Burlington to help raise money and awareness for at risk and homeless youth.

Spectrum Youth and Family Services hosted the third annual Spectrum Sleep Out outside the First Unitarian Universalist Church at the top of Church Street.

The group raised more than $188,000 in support of their services that help at risk youth.

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"Mark Redmond and Spectrum do a great job raising awareness for the issue. All the business leaders here are lucky enough to come out and support," Dealer.com VP of Enterprise Solutions Matt Murray said.

"The thing I love about coming to Spectrum events is it's always inspiring to hear how the help that Spectrum does makes an impact on people's lives," Mayor Miro Weinberger said.

“To reach forward and try and help, with us it’s young people, but it can be anybody. People who are out there who really need help now,” Executive Director of Spectrum Mark Redmond said.

“Just the uncertainty of what to expect is what really is unsettling when you think about coming out here and just sleeping on the ground outside,” Seventh Generation’s Juliet Moran said.

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