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Brave the cold

| Monday, February 10, 2014

Dearest Ladies (and Gentlemen) of Notre Dame,
Do you love your boys of Notre Dame in minimal amounts of clothing? Yes? Good. How about abdominals so well-defined you could find them in a dictionary? Yeah? Great. And most importantly, do you like fighting homelessness? Still with us? Perfect. If you said yes to all three — and let’s be honest, who didn’t — then do we have an event for you.
This Wednesday, the young, strapping and in many cases, single, lads of Siegfried Hall will once again brave the cold to stand in solidarity with our homeless brothers and sisters. Wearing at most a T-shirt and shorts, and preferably less, the Ramblers of Siegfried will be roaming campus, classrooms and dining halls all day seeking donations for the South Bend Center for the Homeless.
Homelessness is a societal disease that impacts hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, disproportionately affecting veterans while causing untold damage to the futures of the children it afflicts. As the calendar turns to winter and the crippling cold settles in, the dangers posed by homelessness become lethal. Since its inception, Siegfried’s Day of Man has raised tens of thousands of dollars to support and aid the homeless community in South Bend. This year, we once again need your help.
We cordially invite you to stand with us this Wednesday and support the cause as we freeze for a day in the hopes that the homeless will no longer. Every dollar and coin makes a difference. Every little bit can help. So please join us, our beach-ready bodies and the Hump Day camel, and back the effort to fight homelessness. We might even make you a snow angel. Yours in Siegfried Hall.

Thomas Ridella
Junior                Matt Miklavic
Junior
Alex Campbell
Sophomore
Siegfried Hall
Feb. 11

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