The Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated at Alcorn State University (ASU) hosted their annual “DK Goes Homeless” event on the Campus Plaza from October 24th at 8:00 am to October 25th at 8:00 am.
Delta Kappa hosts this event every year to bring awareness to homelessness and the effects that it can have on a person. They asked everyone to bring toiletries, soap, clothes, blankets and canned goods. All of the proceeds earned during this event are given to the homeless shelter in Fayette, Mississippi. Lahendric Bruster, a Sophomore from Woodville, Mississippi and a member of Delta Kappa stated, “The event gave me a perspective of what people go through and the challenges they face having to ask for everything such as blankets, money and even toilet paper.”
In 2018 Mississippi has 2,797 homeless people which is approximately .09% of the population ranking Mississippi 46 out of 50 states. James Stirgus a Junior from Vicksburg, Mississippi and member of Delta Kappa stated, “The event brought awareness to the daily struggles that people around the world are going through. With me doing a simulation of being homeless it helped me to appreciate the things I take for granted on a regular basis.”
The Chapter uses this event not only to bring awareness to themselves on the challenges that homeless people face but also to bring attention to others as well.