'Lives have been destroyed, and they don't get a Spring Break'

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Volunteers help residents in need of assistance as they attempt to recover possessions from their destroyed homes in Marysville, Ind., Sunday, March 4, 2012. Calm weather gave dazed residents of storm-wracked towns a respite on Sunday as they dug out from a chain of tornadoes that cut a swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, killing at least 39 people. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Spring break is just around the corner for many universities, and while some students may be headed to tropical places, a fraternity at Oregon State University is heading to Indiana to help out victims of the recent Midwest tornados

Joel Zeni from Acacia fraternity is organizing a road trip to Henryville, Indiana - a small town that was heavily hit by the tornado - and he's collecting canned food, clothing, furniture and other things to bring to victims.

Acacia is a community-service based fraternity, so giving back is second nature for Zeni and his brothers.

"These peoples' lives have been destroyed and they don't get a spring break," said Zeni. "They don't get a chance to enjoy the warm weather. They have to pick up the bits and pieces of their houses and schools so why should we be able to go out and have fun when we can actually help them?"

The fraternity has been collecting canned food, clothing, furniture and other items to bring on their trip to Henryville. Zeni and others will be leaving on March 23rd and stopping at other Acacia chapters throughout the country to pick up additional items.