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.

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Patrick Morstead of NDSU's Alpha Tau Omega fraternity gets a donation from a driver during the university's "Freeze-a-Thon" event. Tanner Robinson / WDAY
Patrick Morstead of NDSU's Alpha Tau Omega fraternity gets a donation from a driver during the university's "Freeze-a-Thon" event. Tanner Robinson / WDAY

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.

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