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A UVM frat is paying tribute to the military

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Kappa Sigma hosted it 5th annual "Sleep Out For The Soldiers" event. It's a signature community service the fraternity holds to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation. 58 members of the Vermont chapter started the sleep out on Friday at 3 in the afternoon -- and continued until 6 this evening. Fraternity brothers say although the reputation of fraternities isn't always positive, the goal of Kappa Sigma is to do good work and donate as much money as they can.

Kyle DeVivo from the Kappa Sigma Fraternity said Saturday, "Fraternities kind of have a stigma around them about us standing out and partying and that we don't contribute much. But we're a chapter that's raised over 40 thousand dollars for charity and done over 2 thousand hours of community service in the past two years. For us it's something we're really proud to come out here and do and that we're more than that."

This year's event raised about 10 thousand dollars.

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