Beginning April 13, the Habitat for Humanity Virginia Tech chapter will host its largest fundraising event of the year. Organizers, which include numerous Building Cosntruction and Construction Engineering and Management students, say they hope Shack-A-Thon will become an annual event focused on healthy competition in the name of philanthropy.
Over a five-day period, six qualified charity organizations will build and man a shack and actively raise funds on the plaza outside of Squires Student Center. Each team is responsible for providing materials and participants for their organization, engaging in a competitive bid to claim a patch of land for their shack, and building a shack that meets the competition's safety standards.
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