Ferris Habitat for Humanity Student Organization Hosts Overnight ‘Box City’ Simulation

Habitat for Humanity (Ferris State University)The Ferris State University campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host a 17-hour simulation event, outside of The Rock Café, beginning on Friday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. The event runs until Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. Box City is an effort to raise awareness about the conditions faced by the homeless population throughout the U.S.

An overnight interactive experience, Box City will include burning barrels to provide warmth and cardboard boxes in which attendees will sleep. During the event, Ferris’ chapter will accept donations, on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, and inform participants about various statistics related to homelessness.

“I think this event is unique because it is an opportunity for Habitat for Humanity volunteers to raise awareness, and it hopefully will encourage others to help out, especially with the cold winter months approaching,” said Rachel Mitchell, Ferris Habitat for Humanity chapter president and the Box City coordinator.

For more information, visit the University Calendar of Events, or contact Rachel Mitchell.