CORAL sponsors Fifth Street/SARA Center’s Campout 4 the Homeless Veterans

Decorated cardboard boxes at Fifth Street/SARA Center's Campout 4 the Homeless Veterans. Photo from CORAL

CORAL had the sponsored and participated in Fifth Street-SARA Center’s annual Campout 4 Homeless Veterans fundraising event on Oct. 8.

The event involves participants decorating a box that someone will sleep in over night at the location set up. This year’s event was held at the SAA Edwards Place location beginning at noon and running till 11 a.m. the next day.

Temperatures dropped into the 40s overnight, but there were burn barrels available for anyone who needed to heat up. There were 19 boxes decorated with 12 participants staying over for the night. CORAL’s April Poole stayed in the CORAL box, which received a second place award for the decorating. Other attendees for the day and night’s activities were Lori and Harry Carlson, Bert Morton, Lee Korte, Jim Barr and Brian Sylvester.