'No Sleep for Syria' being held overnight in Tulsa in hopes of providing blankets to refugees

TULSA - Overnight Friday, Tulsans braved the cold as they sleep outside to support the millions of displaced women and children that risk freezing to death every night in Syria. 

"No Sleep for Syria" began at 10 p.m. and was to continue through 7 a.m. at Christ the King on Cherry Street.

At the conclusion of the event, participants were to be give a warm breakfast from Heirloom Bakery across the street from Christ the King. 

Noah Roberts, organizer of "No Sleep for Syria," asked everyone who participated to take a picture in their favorite blanket. He also asked them to donate a favorite blanket to Syria and another blanket to a local shelter.

The pictures and blankets will be signed and sent to the Franciscan nuns in Jerusalem, who will distribute the pictures to homeless Syrian refugee families.

Roberts asked that participants to just wear their normal winter attire. 

"Hundreds of thousands of Syrian child refugees are enduring winter snow storms with as little as sandals and T-shirts for protection," Noah said in a release. "Between November and February, temperatures can drop as low as minus six."

Roberts will travel to Israel in January to deliver the blankets to the Sisters.

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