UVa Students Sleep Out for the Homeless
November 21, 2014
Some UVa students are spending the night outside to raise awareness.
Members of the UVa chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity came out for the fourth annual year of Sleep Out for the Homeless. They set up at 10 p.m. in Charlottesville outside the Bank of America on the Corner. The group collected money and talked to passersby. They plan to stay outside until 7 a.m. Saturday.
The night is the culmination of a month of events they have put on to raise awareness for the homeless.
"We're collecting donations and just fellowshipping with eachother, having a good time and just supporting a cause that is bigger than ourselves," said Devante Cunningham, the president of the Zeta Eta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma. "Letting people know that homelessness is real in Charlottesville and we're trying to end it."
The students will give the money they raised this month to charities The Haven and Virginia Supportive Housing.
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