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Sept. 24, 2013
Some Northwest Missouri State University students are putting their weekend plans on hold to raise funds and awareness for those who are hungry and homeless in Maryville.
Members of Northwest’s Greek Life organizations will spend 42 hours in parked cars this weekend during Greeks Against Hunger and Homelessness. The campaign begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and continues to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, on the east side of the J.W. Jones Student Union.
The annual event raises funds and supplies for the Maryville Ministry Center and costs $50 per participant. Students also will accept donations throughout the campaign.
“This event raises awareness of homelessness and invites the community to reach out and help those in need,” said Emily Barnes, Panhellinic Council vice president of philanthropy. “Students stay in cars for 42 hours to shed some light on local homelessness, but the main goal is to get items donated and money raised so we can give back and help people in need.”
Suggested donations include laundry detergent, crackers, diapers, hand soap, bath soap, baby wipes, canned goods, nonperishable items, winter clothing and monetary donations.
Greeks Against Hunger and Homelessness is sponsored by Northwest’s Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Council. Cars for the event are provided by Championship Motors in Maryville.
For more information, contact Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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