Fraternity says “Just Can It”

How far would you go to support a good cause? Well, there is a certain fraternity that can boldly answer that question…

The Salvation Army of Omaha, Nebraska is partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Greek students to raise awareness for homelessness in Omaha, NE.

Throughout this week, members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity are sleeping outdoors in cardboard boxes (which they built themselves) at the Crossroads Mall parking lot as part of their 10th annual “Just Can It” food drive that benefits The Salvation Army.

Photo credit: www.kptm.com

The fraternity has received an astonishing level of support; the City of Omaha offices are lending a hand in collecting donations through April 12 and the local Fareway Food Stores will be accepting donations during the “Just Can It” event.  In addition, Omaha Fire Stations throughout the city are welcoming drop-off donations.

The collection of monetary and food items donated this week will go to The Salvation Army food pantries which help provide several feeding programs for local families and children.  Last year, students helped collect 40,000 cans of food; the goal this year is 50,000 items. The motivation has increased because the demand for pantry assistance has risen from last year.

Due to the fraternity’s incredible efforts and dedication, they have collected almost 100,000 items of food for The Salvation Army’s two food pantries over the past 10 years. Way to go!

If you would like to support this campaign against hunger, you can drop-off any non-perishable items with the UNO students at their campsite, or feel free to drop-off money at the red kettle which will be there as well.

For more information about this event please visit http://www.givesalvationarmy.org/