What is Night in a Car?
On April 26th, Aberdeen area residents are invited to spend a night in a car so others won’t have to as part of a brand new community fundraising event. “Night in a Car for Journey Home” will take place from 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, until 7 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Aberdeen Police Department parking lot, 114 Second Ave. S.E., Aberdeen, SD.
The event is a homelessness simulation that shines a spotlight on the hidden aspect of homelessness that many in our community experience – living in their cars. Participants are challenged to raise $200 per vehicle and “live” out of their cars overnight. The class will also be working with local businesses for corporate sponsorships of the event. For sponsorship information, click HERE or contact Korine at (605) 225-2860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All profits will benefit the Journey Home, which provides support to individuals experiencing a housing crisis through services such as emergency shelter, supportive housing, food pantry and interactive financial planning. For Journey Home, a donation of $100 would cover:
- The cost of a one-night emergency shelter stay for up to six individuals.
- Several food boxes, available at the organization’s food pantry.
- Four to five days in supportive housing case management.
“Night in a Car for Journey Home” is sponsored by the 2019 Leadership Aberdeen class, a program of the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce.
For media interviews, please contact Journey Home Director Devin Hebeisen at 605-228-1437.