FARGO — Members of two of North Dakota State University's Greek houses are chilling their bones for a cause.
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Kappa Delta sorority are having their annual "Freeze-a-Thon" event, where members of each house will take turns staying outside the Loaf-n-Jug gas station on University Drive throughout the week of Monday, Feb. 22.
During that time, they'll collect donations from drivers for the Down Home non-profit, which provides furniture for homeless people looking to transition into permanent housing.
Patrick Morstead, an Alpha Tau Omega member, said seeing hundreds of cars drive by, with a few stopping by to donate for day one on Monday, is inspiring to their cause.
"I'm glad that I can help people who are in need of stuff that I'm blessed to have," he said about choosing Down Home as the cause to support this year.
Students involved in the fundraiser are shooting for a $15,000 goal for the non-profit, which is helped by not only people who drive by, but also through online donations.