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College student lives on street to raise awareness

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Aris Nance owns the non profit, Sheo. which is an acronym.

"Someone helps everyone and together we can all help each other." Nance explained.

The organization aims to help the homeless right here in South Dakota.

Nance says without donations in the month of December, Sheo, would collapse.

"I knew at that point I would have to do something drastic." He said.

Drastic, may be an understatement.

"The only thought that popped in my head was. I have to live on the streets." Nance explained.

Even though he's paying rent for an apartment, he's been sleeping anywhere he can and eating whatever he can find, for the past nine days.

Monday night he said he slept next to a dumpster.

"The simple fact to raise awareness. Homeless can be anywhere. Even in a small town such as this one." He added.

He has a sign, two bags and a sleeping bag with him, and the product he hopes to make for Sheo with the money he raises.

"In the future we're going to provide survival kits. For men, women, kids, and also new mothers. But the one I've been using on the streets, is for men." Nance explained.

He has a long way to go.

"I'm going to be at this until we raise $12,000."

He is only at $500.

Through this very hands-on fundraiser, he hopes to better the world.

"It shows my dedication to the cause and to bettering humanity. Not just for me and the people in Madison but to people everywhere." Nance said.

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