Hammock for Homelessness Day begins this afternoon


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Ovid-Elise freshman Leah Batora,left, and Rochester freshman Sailor Dufresne,right, relax in hammocks on Feb. 20 outside of Merrill Hall.


Students are encouraged to set up their hammocks to fight homelessness in the first annual Hammock for Homelessness Day from 1-4 p.m., today at the Fabiano Botanical Garden. 

The idea is the brainchild of Central Michigan University alums Christian Cullinan, Georgiana Klem and Connor Moynihan, who founded the High Hopes Hammock Company in 2015. 

Volunteers will accept blankets, clothes, soaps, non-perishable foods and “other survival items," Cullinan said. He said there will also be periodic giveaways of free hammocks, t-shirts and hats.

Cullinan said he hopes the event will spread across campus. 

“I believe (this event) is a great opportunity for everyone to unite as a campus for an issue that most people can agree is a problem," Cullinan said. "We encourage everyone to attend and hang out, even if they don’t have a Hammock."


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