|Shanty Town to raise awareness about homeless tonight|
In honor of National Homeless Week, the Northlands Rescue Mission will hosta mock Shanty Town. Around 50 UND students will sacrifice the comfort of their beds to spend a brisk Tuesday, Nov. 14, evening sleeping in boxes in hopes of raising awareness about a continuing problem -- homelessness. Homeless Week is Nov. 12-18. The Shanty Town will be set up outside Hope Evangelical Covenant Church, located on the corner of 17th Ave. S. and Washington St. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Those participating in the Shanty Town include the UND honors society, Campus Crusade for Christ, and the College of Nursing students. The Shanty Town will consist of cardboard boxes for shelter and fire pits for warmth. Food will include hot dogs and pastries as well as hot chocolate. The UND nursing students will be present to provide information about the Northlands Rescue Mission and give the community information about ways they can help improve nutrition for the homeless. Visit with nursing students at Shanty Town if you are interested in specific ways to donate to the Mission. For more information, contact Tiffany Baker, College of Nursing, 763-458-1651, firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Becky Cournia, College of Nursing.