Sununu to sleep outside to raise money for homeless N.H. youth

  • New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu acknowledges the state’s veterans in attendance with his wife, Valerie, during his first State of the State address at the State House on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor file

Associated Press
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is urging agency heads and other New Hampshire officials to join him in spending a night outside to raise awareness and money for homeless youth.

Sununu is participating in the 2018 Child and Family Services Sleepout in Manchester on March 23. During his State of the State speech last week, he called on commissioners and their teams to join him, telling them to bundle up and bring their sleeping bags.

Last year, about 75 people raised $180,000 by sleeping in 30-degree weather under a tent. Tea lights were set up around the tent to represent the estimated 300 homeless young people who spend the night outside on any given night in the city.