Ferris High School students are 'freezin' for a reason'

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by JORDAN LONGACRE & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 2:33 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Some students at Ferris High School are braving the elements again this year.

It's part of a project called "Freezin' for a Reason.” Students hope to collect food donations for those in need.

It's an annual tradition at Ferris. Each year students want to bring awareness to Spokane's homeless population and those in need.  For three nights, they endure the cold temperatures in hopes of collecting canned goods.

One challenge facing the students this year is the construction at the school, which forced them to change their strategy and their location. The campsite has moved from the corner of 37th and Regal to the school’s parking lot.

Students say they put up a lot more signs this year along Regal, directing people to the parking log. They also had to block off some parking spots to make their camp a bit more visible. 

As for the temperatures, the students say it has been a bit chilly, but are thankful there is no snow on the ground.  Windy conditions yesterday made for a rough first night, but these students are committed to collecting food for those in need.

Anyone who wants to make a donation can drop off non-perishable items in the bin outside the school.

The last day for donations is Friday.

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