Students Barricade of Boxes for homeless

IUS Horizon

Photo by Jerod Clapp
Photo by Jerod Clapp

Students build boxes to sleep in for Barricade of Boxes on Wednesday, April 15.

Students and faculty volunteered to sleep outdoors to gain awareness about the homeless from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

There were two guest speakers. One was previously homeless, who spoke to the group about what it’s like to be homeless and what can be done to help. This was followed by the movie, The Pursuit of Happiness.

The event was organized by two students, Erin Carlisle and Emily King. They want to start a new organization called Student United Way, with the help from Metro United Way and faculty and staff support.