A SC4 club, the Zombie Defense Council, hosted their Homeless Awareness event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.
After a week of clouds and rain, and temperatures as low as 25 degrees, the club enjoyed a 53 degree sunny day.
ZDC members utilized the new McMorran Greenway to build their box fort.
Club advisor Robert Kroll partook in holding down the fort.
“After the gimmick wore away rather quickly, I felt terrible to the point I personally became rather irritable,” said Kroll. “I know a lot of other kids that day did as well.”
Originally an event that Phi Theta Kappa hosted, the ZDC members decided to maintain the Homeless Awareness event.
“We sort of took what they had, and built upon it; made it bigger, used more people, and did it in the open where everyone can see,” said ZDC club member Chris Campbell.
According to Kroll, the club wanted to do something a little different to raise awareness.
“I cannot say that I know 100 percent for sure what it is like to be homeless, but I feel personally I have a little more empathy,” said Kroll. “I hope that people understand a little better about what people should be grateful for.”