Youth group sleeps outside to raise money for Habitat for Humanity

The kids are calling it a "freeze out" to raise money for a Habitat for Humanity house that they will build in Bridgeport. (1/24/14)

ORANGE - A church youth group in Orange is taking an unconventional approach to raise money for their Habitat for Humanity project. 

The Orange Congregational Church says 14 high school students will take turns sleeping outside one-hour shifts with only refrigerator boxes protecting them from the elements. 

The kids are calling it a "freeze out" to raise money for a Habitat for Humanity house that they will build in Bridgeport. The home will then be donated to a family in need. 

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The church hopes to raise $2,000 from community donors toward the $50,000 they need to build the house. 

The students camped until 7 a.m. Saturday. Afterward, they head inside for a warm breakfast.

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