Residents plunge into water to help homeless

A group of Bronx residents are taking the plunge into cold water to raise awareness about homelessness in New York City.

A group of Bronx residents are taking the plunge into cold water to raise awareness about homelessness in New York City.

A group of Bronx residents are taking the plunge into cold water to raise awareness about homelessness in New York City. (2/6/16)

THE BRONX - A group of Bronx residents are taking the plunge into cold water to raise awareness about homelessness in New York City.

The group dove into the 32-degree water at Orchard Beach Saturday morning.

Participants brought extra socks, gloves, hats and other clothing items to donate to the nonprofit organization BronxWorks.

The event also raised more than $1,600 to help the homeless. 

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