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Hermantown Teen Dedicates 'Snore Outdoors' Challenge to Charity

Updated: 01/25/2014 9:56 PM
Created: 01/25/2014 9:49 PM WDIO.com

A Hermantown teenager is turning a personal challenge into a campaign for charity.

17-year-old Rudy Hummel has been sleeping in a snow cave in his backyard since June 7, 2013. Saturday night, though, he chose to sleep in an ice house that Habitat for Humanity built him in the Fitger's courtyard in Duluth.

Hummel has decided to turn his personal challenge into a fundraising effort for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory and Habitat for Humanity.

"Habitat for Humanity is a fairly simple parallel to what I'm doing because some people don't get to make that choice to sleep outside," he said. "Some people have to sleep outside all year round no matter what. So Habitat for Humanity builds homes for those people."

Hummel said Saturday night would be colder than normal, because the entrance to the ice house is larger and won't be filled with straw. You can donate to his two causes at www.snoreoutdoors.com.

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