Centre students raise funds for homeless veterans
DANVILLE, KY - Centre College students raised slightly more than $300 for homeless Kentucky veterans during a Dec. 3 overnight vigil. According to Tammy Deiter, a Centre junior from Centerville, Tenn., members of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on the college lawn to create awareness about homeless people. They raised funds by soliciting pledges from campus and community friends.
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, close to two million Americans are homeless for a portion of each year. An estimated 5,000 Kentucky service veterans are homeless for part of each year.
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