HAGERSTOWN - Sleeping in the cold with only a cardboard box for shelter is nothing new for "Shaky" and his friend, Carol. Both said they are homeless and often sleep where and when they can.
On good nights, they take refuge in one of the seven homeless and emergency shelters in Washington County.
They had company Friday night at Hagerstown City Park when a group of about 20 advocates for the homeless set up cardboard appliance boxes and crawled in for the night.
Shaky and his friend planned to spend the night with the advocates as their contribution to helping others like themselves, Shaky said.