MI Alpha Omega Goes Homeless for the Homeless
Up to a dozen MI Alpha Omega brothers at Siena Heights University will endure the elements with their “Homeless for the Homeless” event from 5 p.m. March 24 to noon March 27. The event will show students a glimpse of what a homeless person will face.
Kevin Spalding, 22, is a history major is one brother who will spend time in a cardboard shelter. He said fraternity brothers will be staying in a shelter between classes and work. The brothers will live on handouts from those passing by the shelters.
Brother Stephen Smith said their main goal is to raise awareness on what the homeless in bigger cities and Adrian have to deal with on a regular basis.
“We hope it will have a bigger impact on them rather than seeing a random face on the street,” he said.
There are “plenty of students who go to school here who have no idea about how many homeless people are in the area and how bad it can be,” he said.
Smith said they are looking to build their shelters from donated cardboard near Ledwidge Hall.
The MI Alpha Omega chapter will collect food items to be donated to The Daily Bread of Lenawee soup kitchen and clothing to be donated to Associated Charities of Lenawee County. Any financial donations will be distributed to the local shelters.
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