Mines News

Release Date Monday, October 23, 2017

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

The "Night in the Cold" event aims to help the raise money for the Cornerstone Rescue Mission and raise awareness of homeless issues in Rapid City.

RAPID CITY, SD (Oct. 23, 2017) – Students with the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are hosting a “Night in the Cold” event from 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. The overnight event aims to help the raise money for the Cornerstone Rescue Mission and raise awareness of homeless issues in Rapid City.

“Rapid City has a homeless population far above the national average. We believe that the Rapid City community can come together to make a change with events that support the Cornerstone Mission,” 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 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 5 p.m. start of the event. Participants should bring tents and/or sleeping bags and appropriate clothing for the weather. If weather is not permitting, the event will be moved indoors.

The cost for the event is $15 per person, and all proceeds go to the Cornerstone Rescue Mission.

 The first 100 people to sign up receive a t-shirt.  For more information contact neil.leyda@mines.sdsmt.edu 

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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 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

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