Coe Students Sleep in Shacks to Raise Funds to Help Homeless
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - An event focused on helping the homeless has Coe College kids up and outside all night.
The Coe chapter of Habitat for Humanity is putting on it's annual Shack-A-Thon. That's where Coe students set up cardboard box huts and sleep outside. It might seem like a strange thing to do, but students are raising awareness and funding against homelessness. Participants are outside for a full 24-hours to experience what it's like to be homeless. This event is done in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. All the money raised to goes to support the Cedar Rapids Habitat affiliate
"It is a reality and there is some people, a couple of people my freshmen year that did Shack-A-Thon who have been homeless before or haven't had a home. There arepeople at Coe that live in habitat homes and want to support Habitat for Humanity," Habitat for Humanity Chapter President Nina Johnson said.
Last year 105 Coe students participated.
What's On KCRG