Shantytown set for Wednesday

Michael McKay

Students and organizations around WKU will converge onto South Lawn this Wednesday to participant in Shantytown.

Shantytown is an event that aims to give students a better understanding of the issue of homelessness by letting them build and sleep in cardboard box shanties for a night.

The event is scheduled to last from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and will also include a canned good building contest, live music and community leaders talking about homelessness in local community.

Shantytown is sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, Housing and Residence Life, the Alive Center and Habitat for Humanity.