Greek Day of Service took place on Oct. 1. Greek Day of Service is the day after rushing and Bid Turn-in, when sororities and fraternities give back throughout the community.
“Every year, we volunteer at Mary’s Lunchbox, which is a food pantry in Meadowview. Besides that, we generally hold a coat drive to benefit Wounded American Veterans and the American Red Cross in the winter/fall. Also, we love to help out with Relay for Life! Individually, a lot of our sisters are involved in community outreach through their churches or through the Bonner program. Getting together to do community service is a really special experience that can really lead to a lot of bonding within a group. I’m so proud that Delta Pi has really escalated our commitment to volunteering and philanthropy in the years since I’ve become a sister, and I really hope we can grow our community service outreach in the next few years!” said Emma Grace Thompson, a sister of Delta Omicron Pi.
“I worked the disc golf course on campus and helped cut back trails and cleaning the trails of debris with Theta Chi, a service based fraternity. We have also helped with the 4-H camp, Sprouting Hope, and help clean the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon. I love helping with service throughout the year,” said Jesse Wright, a brother of Theta Chi Epsilon. Other sororities and fraternities volunteered across the area during Greek Day of Service on Oct. 1.
– Olivia Kinser