UPDATED: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 3:48pm
COLLEGE STATION -- In the days following last week's deadly shooting many in the Bryan-College Station community wanted to do something to help the victims and their families affected by this horrible tragedy.
So one Texas A&M fraternity combined forces with around 40 different local businesses to create "A Night Out in B/CS."
Lauren Holman explains how this event today will benefit both the Bachmann and the Northcliffe families.
As soon as Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity member, Ryan Davenport, heard about last Monday's shooting he knew he couldn't just sit back and do nothing.
"You think that's not the type of thing to happen in our community," said Davenport. "That's when the call of action kind of started."
Davenport immediately drove back to College Station that night from Austin and began organizing "A Night Out in B/CS" with his fraternity.
"We just knew that with the community like this, it wouldn't be that hard to get a lot of businesses on board to help out."
Sure enough, around 40 different restaurants and retailers in the Bryan-College Station area hopped on board and agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to the families.
"We're doing this all day, open to close," said Fowl Digits proprietor, Mark Holubec. "You know, Brian Bachmann was on-call all day, every day, so this is just a very small thing we can do for his family and the Northcliffe family."
And when Alec Becker heard about the event he decided to eat out to support the families even though he didn't know either of the victims.
"We are a family of Aggies and Aggies first. Whenever you come out to support the community, it makes you feel good."
The men of Pi Kappa Alpha hope to know how much money they raise for the Bachmann's and Northcliffe's by early next week.
To check out what local businesses are participating in today's event, click here.