Members and friends of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity collect donations to help the homeless.
They are calling it a sleepout. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, some 20 members and friends of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity camped out on both sides of Vine near 20th Street. Their mission, to collect donations to help the homeless.
Fraternity spokesman Bryan Colbert Jr. said the fraternity has been holding this event in Omaha near 72nd and Dodge for years. This is the first event held in Lincoln.
Holding signs on both sides of the street as cars pass by was effective too. A number of vehicles stopped and asked what was going on. Some even came back to drop off items.
Food, clothing and cash donations are all passed on to a number of Lincoln area agencies who support the homeless.
Colbert said, "It's a great thing to come out, a lot of people come together and do something for other people."