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Formerly Homeless Veteran Hosts Campout to Raise Awareness

The event begins at 11 a.m. Friday and runs through 11 a.m. Saturday

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    A former homeless veteran and dozens of homeless people will hold a campout at Rhode Island College to help raise awareness of the issue on Veterans Day.

    Michael Galipeau is leading the event. He says veterans are more vulnerable to homelessness and often opt out of staying in shelters because the overcrowding can trigger combat-related trauma. He says shelters often do not provide enough safety for veterans and many end up sleeping on the streets.

    The event begins at 11 a.m. Friday and runs through 11 a.m. Saturday.

    Many Rhode Island College students and faculty plan to join the campout and have breakfast in the morning.

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