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CSU Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity goes homeless for the weekend

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Columbus State University is experiencing homelessness firsthand this weekend.

For their 48 Hours Homeless event, each fraternity member has made a commitment to refrain from eating anything until they raise at least 10 non-perishable food items as donations from the community. That is 10 items per meal for two entire days.

They are also dressed in very basic clothes, and can only protect themselves from the elements as donations come in.

The event is an effort to raise awareness of the growing homeless population in Columbus, and collect donations for the Open Door Community House.

"This is an epidemic," says Pi Kappa Alpha member Chris Osoria. "People need to know what's going on. Instead of just walking past a homeless person that you see, who needs food, these people really are hungry. A lot of them are in need."

Items the students hope to collect for the Open Door Community House include clothes, blankets, toiletries, money, and non-perishable foods.

These homeless young men can be found at the Columbus State University Clock Tower.

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