Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity gives to the less fortunate with annual DK Goes Homeless initiative

The Alcorn State University Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. abandoned the luxuries of their dorm rooms to walk in the shoes of the homeless for their annual charitable initiative.

The Alphas spent Wednesday night, Nov. 16 until Thursday morning, Nov. 17 on the campus plaza for their DK Goes Homeless initiative. The students spent the whole day Wednesday collecting money, food, clothing and other donations for the less fortunate. The fraternity will deliver the donations to shelters in Warren and Adams counties.

Jeffrey Fisher, a sophomore, made it a priority to participate and help the needy as much as possible.

“This event is to bring awareness to homelessness because there are so many people who are struggling,” said Jeffery. “With this initiative, we can help them by donating necessities to them.”

Jerick Newsom, a senior, said that by participating, he wanted to show everyone that the homeless are good people.

“I was inspired to participate in this because it’s hard seeing how people treat the homeless,” said Jerick. “Homeless people are not bad people; it’s just that bad things may have happened to them that caused their situation.”

Patrick Hurbert, a junior, showed his appreciation to everyone who donated to the cause.

“We collected a lot of donations,” ‘said Patrick. “I would like to thank all of my brothers who stayed all night to participate in this event. I would also like to thank Alcorn State University for supporting this event. You all really came through with all kinds of donations. It was a great turnout, and we can’t wait to do it again next year.”

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