In recognition of the increasing concerns about homelessness in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Adams County, students at Gettysburg Seminary students plan a vigil on the town's square and collection for blankets this evening, December 6, 2013.
The event is sponsored by the Students' Social Outreach Committee, and will begin with a candlelight service at 7:00 pm on Friday evening and continue to 7:00 am on Saturday, December. 7.
Seminarians plan to be a very real presence in the center of town, offering a witness and gathering blankets, winter clothes, and canned food items.
The candlelight service will be in front of Adams County National Bank on the square at 7pm, Friday, Dec. 6th. Candles will be provided, and the service will be approximately 30 minutes long.
Invitations to join the vigil are also including offerings of gently used blankets, sleeping bags, winter coats, gloves, hats, and scarves to help keep folks in Adams County warm this winter. The project also welcomes donated canned food items.
"Homelessness is a growing issue that severely impacts homeless individuals and families" said seminarian Lauren Muratore, who added "especially, young children. In an effort to raise awareness and resources for our brothers and sisters who do not sleep with a roof over their heads, you are invited to join students from Gettysburg Seminary in spending just one night outside."