Thursday, February 05, 2009

ECU SigEps in need of donations after fire burns down house.

East Carolina Greek Community Opens Relief Fund For Fraternity Fire Victims
The East Carolina University Greek System and alumni of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity opened up an account today to help the nine victims of the fire that occurred at the Sigma Phi Epsilon on Friday January 30th.

The Interfraternity council, the umbrella organization of the 16 member fraternity system, is asking for donations to this account from college students and anybody in the community. The name of the fund is "Sigma Phi Epsilon Fire Relief Fund." Those willing to donate may either drop off their donation to the East Carolina Greek Office in Mendenhall student Center or deposit a donation directly into the bank account at any BB&T location.

Interfraternity Council President, Patrick Sebastian, has called on the entire Greek system, local businesses, and the community to donate to the fund. "This fund is about helping the nine men who were the victims of a fire that destroyed nearly everything they have at East Carolina. They had all of their clothes, school materials, and computers destroyed in the fire. It's difficult to imagine waking up and having everything you own destroyed. The best thing we can do for them is to help them rebuild their lives here at ECU by helping the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon replace all of their possessions."

The Greek System plans to split all of the donations nine ways once the account is filled.

Sigma Phi Epsilon President, Ryan Harris, thanked the community for their support so far. "We are grateful for the way the ECU Community and local community has helped us so far. Our immediate focus is to help the nine brothers affected by the fire."

The Greek office can be contacted at 252-328-4706 If you would like more information on this account.

Please contact Patrick Sebastian at 919-818-5234 or by e-mail at pds0921@ecu.edu
If someone from ECU knows the mailing address or online capabilities please add the information in a comment. I know there are SigEps from around the country who would help if they knew how to get to the account