Habitat Students to Stage Sleepover on IWU's Quad

April 5, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-The Illinois Wesleyan University chapter of Habitat for Humanity will spend the night of Wednesday, April 6, on the Eckley Quadrangle, located in the heart of the University's campus.

As part of the demonstration, which is meant to highlight homelessness and poverty, students will construct a “shanty town” to house the 10 to 15 Habitat members who will stay overnight on the quad-rain or shine. Participants will also distribute information about the activity's purpose while on site.

Assistant Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw, the faculty advisor to Illinois Wesleyan's Habitat for Humanity, worked with students to plan the event.

IWU's chapter is a subsidiary of Habitat for Humanity McLean County, a non-profit housing ministry that partners with families in need and local volunteers to build decent, affordable homes, for which the homeowners pay an interest-free mortgage.

For additional information, contact Shaw at (309) 556-3658.

Contact: Chelsey Iaquinta (309) 556-3181