Angels for a Cause

Updated: 03/09/2014 10:35 PM
Created: 03/09/2014 6:55 PM

A crowd gathered at UMD on Sunday to play in the snow for a good cause.

For the second year in a row, the Duluth Rotary put on "Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause." Participants met at UMD's Malosky Stadium to make snow angels.

They hoped to draw 4,000 people to raise $25,000. In 2013, the event raised money for clean drinking water in Ethiopia. This year, it was for a cause much closer to home.

"We're making snow angels to raise awareness and some money for homeless youth in our community," said Capital Campaign Chair Sonja Baertsch.

The event is raising funds to help Lutheran Social Services build a new center for homeless youth in Duluth called the Center for Changing Lives.

"We have over 150 kids a night that are homeless," Event Coordinator Bob Sherman said. "And you can imagine what it would be like to be out in this kind of snow and cold, or the bitter cold that we've had."

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