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Coe College students sleep outside for Habitat for Humanity

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Several Coe College students will spend the night sleeping outside for a good cause.

The college's chapter of Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is holding its annual Shack-A-Thon Monday.

Students build shacks from cardboard boxes to raise awareness for the need for affordable housing. The shacks are on the quad for 24 hours.

"You see your peers that you're used to seeing every day when you go to class, and you see them making this change and you see them sleeping out in boxes, which is really big, and we're educating you 24/7 about Habitat for Humanity," said Nina Johnson, Chapter President. 

Coe College has had a chapter of Habitat for Humanity for 15 years. Last year the college raised $1,000 for the organization at the Shack-A-Thon.

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