Dear Campers and Donors,Due to the heavy pollution from the fires, it is with regret that we must cancel the 2011 Duke City Sleep Out. This decision was not made lightly and is in the best interest of the health and safety of all the participants based on information shared with us by the EPA. Perhaps the saddest part of this message is that the very individuals for whom we are raising money do not have the choice to sleep inside. Every day, people experiencing homelessness battle scorching heat, bitter cold, pouring rain and blustery winds while trying to find a place to lay their head at night. They do not have the same opportunity as we do to seek shelter from the elements. There are no winners here – from the people in Arizona who are now displaced and potentially homeless, to the donors and supporters who were looking forward to a great Sleep Out and to the people we serve who are now without the funds that we were hoping to raise.
Because we can’t Sleep Out together this weekend we ask that you SLEEP IN! Get your team and donors together and pitch your tents inside this Friday night! We want you to send us your best SLEEP IN photos and videos to post on our website and share with the media to help raise awareness and support for the MHP. Did we forget to mention the prizes? Your pictures and videos can win GREAT prizes like Camper Care Packages and gift cards: Best Video & Photo Overall
Most Creative Indoor Camping Location
Funniest Photo & Video
Most Awareness Photo & Video Be CREATIVE! How did you camp indoors? What did you eat? How did you celebrate? Submit your best work with contact information to email@example.com by Monday, June 13, 2010 to qualify.
We’ll be inviting all our DCSO campers and sponsors to our annual Fall Bar B Q to support MHP to thank you for your contributions this year, so please watch your email for details.
REMEMBER – you can still collect pledges to SLEEP IN until August 6, 2011!!
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 4, 2012 DUKE CITY SLEEP OUT
See you UNDER THE STARS!