MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Students from Augsburg University partnered with community members and organizations to help people living at the Minneapolis homeless camp.

On Saturday, volunteers delivered hats, gloves, flashlights and a warm meal.

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The student who headed up the fundraising effort says she wanted people to know: They matter.

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“So, initially, it was to show these people — the forgotten people — that they aren’t forgotten, and that we actually do care,” In’am Al-hammouri said. “So to see college students be a part of this, is wonderful. I feel great about it over all, and it’s only getting better.”

Students have been collecting money and items for nearly three weeks.

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The goal was to make the deliveries before Thanksgiving.