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UNI to sponsor event to raise awareness about homelessness

March 30, 2003
Contact: 

Christy Frahm, publicity and education chair, UNI chapter of Habitat for Humanity, (319) 222-5356
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Social Work Club will host Shanty Town, an event to raise awareness about homelessness. The event will be Friday, April 11, in the Commons Courtyard on the UNI campus. Participants will sleep outdoors in cardboard 'homes' they will create at the event.

Registration is open to any UNI student, staff, or faculty member. Those who are interested can register online by replying to shantytownuni@yahoo.com.

Participation is limited to the first 50 respondents.