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Tents night in New Haven

  Thursday night the New Haven Green with be filled with people, bundled up and setting up their tents for the second annual "Tent City"'  in support of the Cedar Street Overflow Shelter.

November 19th will be the second annual "Tent City:" fundraiser held from  6pm to 10pm in which organizers hope to raise 25,000 dollars for the shelter, which has only raised about 10,000 dollars to date.  Without the additional funding from this event the shelter will run out of money before the end of February.  

if you would like to make a donation to the shelter checks for this years event can be made out to the United Way with "Tent City 2009" on the memo line.  Checks should be sent to

Dr. Chisara N. Asomugha

Community Services Administration

City Hall, 165 Church St.

New Haven, CT 06510