ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Albany State University fraternity brothers slept outside to bring awareness to the homeless and hungry in Albany.
The annual Sleep Out for the Homeless is put on by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The event began earlier Friday night with a DJ and a dinner of fish and grits.
The campus community was invited to come out and bring canned goods.
As the night goes on, the music will stop, the food will be gone, and the brothers will sleep outside in sleeping bags.
"It's bringing awareness. Everybody needs to be concerned. We need to do more. We need to be more proactive instead of reactive in a sense, that you know maybe this could be one step into helping somebody," said Marquis Curry, fraternity president.
The event showed how many people can slip from success into homelessness surprisingly quickly.
"Sigma men are all about providing service to our local community and for us to be able to come out here and do this and to include the local ASU community and to make a greater impact on the Albany community, that's one of my greatest achievements," said Anthony Morman, fraternity adviser.
This is the 5th year the fraternity sponsored the event.
Saturday, fraternity members will deliver all the food they collect to a local homeless shelter.