Local veteran stages "Operation Sleep Out" campaign to collect winter gear for Ukrainians

Image by Mark Lindquist
Image by Mark Lindquist

(Fargo, ND) -- A local Air Force veteran is sleeping in a tent for 17 days. He says "Operation Sleep Out" is a campaign aimed at raising supplies and funding for Ukrainian war victims. 

"These extreme elements is just a reminder to local people that we live at the same latitude as the Donbas here in this area," said Mark LIndquist. 

Mark Lindquist pitched his tent at Junkyard Brewing in Moorhead Wednesday night, as part of his effort to promote his winter supply drive for Ukrainians impacted by war. Winter clothing for children and adults and cash donations can be dropped off at any of the three Fix it Forward Ministry locations in the FM metro. Lindquist says he plans to travel to Poland in early January as part of his relief mission.   

"So that's what we're doing. We're collecting winter supplies, thermals, socks, gloves, coats. Everybody's got eight pair of the thing you need to go hunting and fishing, and you don't use seven of them," said Lindquist.   

Original Air Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022