University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 03 2006

Bonner Scholars to Host “Box City,” Friday, April 21

Athens, W.Va. – Students at Concord University are looking for boxes to serve as temporary shelters as they raise awareness and funds for the homeless at the fifth annual “Box City,” Friday, April 21. The 24-hour event is set to begin at 7 a.m. on the lawn near the Bonner House.

The Bonner Scholars are organizing the event, and they have a goal of raising $1,000. They invite clubs and groups at Concord to construct shelters out of cardboard and then live in the shelters for 24 hours. The groups solicit contributions for their efforts.

All funds raised benefit Scottie’s Place (www.scottiesplace.org), a one-of-a-kind camp for children whose lives have been disrupted by homelessness. Scottie’s Place is an old-fashioned warm and nurturing homestead nestled in the mountains near Peterstown in Monroe County.

“Box City is such a good fundraiser for Scottie’s Place. It also raises awareness of the homeless population close to home. This year I’m looking forward to having the biggest Box City ever. I’m graduating in May, so it will be my last,” stated Ashley Hackney from Kenna.

For more information, contact Ashley Hackney, 1-304-384-5912 or hackneya04@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.