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CSU-Pueblo students collecting donations for homeless

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Student Alyssa Vargas-Lopez & Assistant Professor Jennifer Schlosser sort donations Student Alyssa Vargas-Lopez & Assistant Professor Jennifer Schlosser sort donations

Students at CSU-Pueblo are trying to help homeless people stay warm this winter. 

As of Tuesday, there was still no temporary warming shelter for homeless, single adults in the city. It's why the Sociology-Criminology Club at the university is stepping up to help. 

The group is taking monetary donations and winter clothes, this after continued dissent over a temporary warming shelter. 

Assistant Professor of Sociology Jennifer Schlosser said, "It's really frustrating. It's really frustrating."

After months of discussion, homeless, single adults in Pueblo still have no place to warm up during these cold nights. 

Schlosser said, "It's past the point of us needing to do something. It's in the teens now at night and whether we like it or not there are homeless people here, and we need to be able to help them in some way." 

Alyssa Vargas-Lopez, treasurer of the Sociology-Criminolgy Club, said, "When I realized there was no warming shelter I felt deeply saddened." 

It's why Vargas-Lopez and other CSU-Pueblo students are doing something about it. 

Vargas-Lopez said, "We decided that we wanted to take charge and help out." 

The club is collecting winter clothing donations and money through a GoFundMe page. 

Schlosser said, "The money will then be used to buy those resources that the Pueblo Rescue Mission tells us are most needed." 

Vargas-Lopez said, "We're hoping to have $1,000 by about the end of next week so we can go get coats and other resources for them."

Schlosser said, "I wish that we had an unlimited amount of resources. I would open a warming shelter if I could...even though we're not able to do as much as we would like...it'll help in some way."

Members of the club say the items most needed are sleeping bags and hand warmers. 

If you'd like to donate to the GoFundMe site click here

If you'd like to donate winter clothing items you can drop them off at the Psychology Building on the CSU-Pueblo campus. 


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