Sunday, March 27, 2011

Muhlenberg Sig Eps Join with Two Sororities in Community Service

Greeks Give Back to the Community

Torie Paone

Sat., March 19, the sisters of Delta Zeta and the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon along with a sister of Alpha Chi Omega joined forces in order to help clean up a community in need.

Philip Weisgold '12 Vice President of Programming of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Kimberly Hanson '12 Head of Philanthropy for Delta Zeta together planned and arranged for approximately thirty volunteers to participate in this rewarding event.

Members of these organizations crawled out of their beds in order to get an early start to their day around 10:40 a.m. and arrived at The Camphill Special School in Glenmoore, PA around 11:00 a.m.

Camphill communities are located in various towns all across Pennsylvania. These communities specialize in providing values of service, sharing, spiritual nourishment, and recognition of each individual's gifts to children, youth, and adults who have disabilities - in ways that are both intentionally therapeutic and intentionally personal.

The result is that Camphill offers all community members a life of accomplishment, celebration, and meaning.

The members that attended this event helped to beautify the campus by getting dirty and making friends with Mother Nature.

Some volunteers helped to carry heavy pieces of wood from fallen trees from the entrance of the school in order to clear the area and allow for a safer environment. Other members helped the community chop wood by handling difficult machinery such as wood chippers.

As part of the philanthropic experience volunteers interacted and communicated with members of the community in order to ensure that this day would produce hard work and success.

It was heart warming to see the many volunteers put their best efforts forward as they opted to spend their St. Patrick's weekend helping out others rather than partake in the festivities associated with the holiday.

The community members were delighted to see many diligent workers partake in vigorous labor for about five hours without taking a break.

This was a rewarding and enriching experience for everyone involved and all members seemed to anxious to know when they could come out and help again. Thanks to all who participated in this event!