Sleeping out in the cold

Monday November 8 2010


Some Lynchburg College students will be sleeping outside all week long Nov. 8-13 as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

"Solidarity Sleepers" will sleep out rain or shine all week. Other events throughout the week include:

Monday, Nov. 8: Wasted Food Weigh-In. Office of Community Involvement will collect all uneaten food to make students more conscious about how much food they waste during lunch and dinner.

Tuesday, Nov. 9: Hunger Banquet with Scott Briggs with Society of St. Andrew at 6:30 p.m. in the Burton East Room. Students will draw lots to determine whether they receive crackers and water for dinner or a sumptuous meal.

Wednesday, Nov. 10: National Coalition of Homelessness Speakers, 7 p.m., Snidow Chapel. Homeless people will talk about their experiences and the myths associated with homelessness.

Thursday, Nov. 11: "Comforts of Home" packing of supplies collected for veterans serving in a medic unit in a remote part of Afghanistan, 4-6 p.m., the Dell

Friday, Nov. 12: Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff at 9 a.m. at the Kroger (Old Forest Road) with John Eccles, vice president and dean for student development

Saturday, Nov. 13: Collection of new and gently used socks and teddy bears for local homeless shelters.

For more information, contact Chris Gibbons, director of Office of Community Involvement, at 544-8640.