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Salvos Sleep Out to help the homeless

Homeless men

The Salvation Army is passing the hat for the homeless ahead of the Salvos Sleep Out on the Hobart waterfront next month.

Housing Minister Roger Jaensch will be among around two dozen braving the cold on the Grand Chancellor forecourt on August 8.

Major Brad Watson says they are looking to raise $60,000 for their programs.

"We are seeking people to help us reach the goal in partnership with 50 fellow Tasmanians, all of which directly goes to the Street2Home program. ‘Sleep Out’ also provides an educational experience about homelessness in Tasmania, the daily challenges faced by people who sleep rough and the Street2Home Service," he said.

The organisation says Salvos Sleep Out is one night of discomfort that we all need to experience.

"Sleeping Out will change participants’ thoughts about homelessness forever. This one act of kindness will also change the lives of Tasmanians doing it tough," he said.

Donations can be made at www.salvationarmy.org.au/salvossleepout

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