BEXLEY, Ohio (WCMH) – A group of Bexley students are fighting homelessness one sleeping bag and tent at a time.

It’s called The Bexley Sleep Out. For the second year in a row students from Bexley High School organized the event to raise money and bring awareness to the problem.

It was Friday night in Jeffrey Park. Nearly 200 students, teachers and members of the community were there and many camped out overnight.

Students started planning last Autumn, reaching out to local business for donations, getting the appropriate permits and even getting the Bexley mayor involved.

By early Saturday morning more than $4,000 had been raised for the YWCA Family Center.

Students say they hope for even more next year.