Fayetteville High School homeless vigil raises nearly $10,000

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The Fayetteville High School Student Council’s 2019 homeless vigil raised just under $10,000 for students and families in need, according to district spokesman Alan Wilbourn.

During the annual event, students sleep in makeshift shelters constructed from cardboard to simulate what it’s like to be homeless for a night.

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The students raised money and collected non-perishable food items for the school’s Families in Transition Program, which aims to provide help for struggling local families.

Donations can still be made through the end of the year through the school’s PayPal account.

The 2018 vigil also raised about $10,000, according to Wilbourn.