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Truman State fraternity spends the night outside for blanket drive

(Raven Brown/KTVO News)

The Truman State University fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma spent the night out in the cold to raise awareness for their blanket drive.

The group started from 8:00 p.m. Monday and went until to 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The purpose was to spend a night in the cold to feel what it is really like to not have a home.

Blankets, clothing, money and non-perishable foods were all donated. All items collected will be donated to Project Homeless Connect in Kirksville.

The group collected over 100 blankets from the drive.

Sig Tau's Service Chair Ed Zimmerman says this is a great way to help those in need.

"It's a great cause because it raises awareness, but it also raises physical goods and I thought this was a good event that did both," Zimmerman said.

To learn more about Project Homeless Connect, click here.

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