Mines News

Release Date Monday, October 1, 2018

SD Mines Students Host “Night in the Cold” to Help Local Homeless Shelter

A photo from the 2017 event held in the Mines campus. Students are inviting the public for the second annual a “Night in the Cold” event from 3-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.


Students with the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invite the public to a “Night in the Cold” event from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, to raise money for the Cornerstone Rescue Mission and raise awareness of homeless issues in Rapid City.  

“Rapid City had its homeless population count increase by 28 percent to 385 people in the last year. We believe it’s important to bring the Rapid City community together to support Cornerstone Mission and make a difference.” says Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity member Neil Leyda, a chemical engineering major at SD Mines who is helping organize the event.

The “Night in the Cold” includes dinner, family-friendly games, and a movie, plus a chance to learn more about issues faced by those in the homeless community.  The event is open to the public. Those who wish to participate can sign up here.

Participants can meet at Surbeck Center on the Mines campus (map here) at the 3 p.m. start of the event. Participants should bring tents and/or sleeping bags and appropriate clothing if they choose to stay overnight on campus. If weather is not permitting, the event will be moved indoors. Participants are also encouraged to bring cardboard and tape for a cardboard house building competition.

The event is free, but donations are encouraged with proceeds benefitting the Cornerstone Rescue Mission. To rsvp and donate, sign up here. For more information, contact neil.leyda@mines.sdsmt.edu



About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray, 605-394-6082, Charles.Ray@sdsmt.edu

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