"Shelter-ed" experience

Published 11/08 2012 04:36PM

Updated 11/08 2012 06:14PM

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Ever wonder what it would be like to stay in a shelter? Thursday, people had a chance to find out. The Red Cross set up a mock shelter on the quad complete with cots, blankets and comfort kits.

It's to show students and faculty what staying in a shelter is like and raise awareness about the types of assistance the Red Cross provides. Organizers also collected donations for survivors of Super-storm Sandy.

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