Employees of automotive company help homeless

A northern Kentucky business is spotlighting homelessness and raising funds to help.

The front lawn of automotive parts supplier Meritor in Florence became a cardboard box shantytown Wednesday as employees chose homelessness as their project for Global Service Day.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported Meritor employees planned to stay in the shanties until late night.

They also contributed personal and cleaning supplies and household items to Welcome House, an agency in Covington that serves people living in poverty or on the verge of being homeless.

Employees also donated money to the nonprofit group.

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