On April 5, 2014, more than 40 members of the Theta Chapter at Texas Christian University volunteered their time to help stock shelves at the local Tarrant County Food Bank and also managed a fundraiser at a TCU Baseball game to raise money for K9’s for Warriors, as part of Kappa Sigma’s International Day of Service.
The baseball fundraiser benefited a non-profit organization called K9’s for Warriors whose mission is “to serve our warriors who serve and protect our freedom” by providing them with trained K9s. Members collected $3,825 to benefit the organization during the fundraiser. The event was planned and put on by a committee of members led by Patrick McGee, a junior finance major at TCU.
President of Kappa Sigma’s Theta Chapter, Nick Collins, also a junior finance major, headed up a team of members that volunteered at the local Tarrant County Food Bank. The members spent all morning sorting donated canned goods and stocking shelves at the Food Bank. Freshmen member, Hunt Neurohr, said, “the event was a great way for members to give back to the local community while also participating in Kappa Sigma’s National Day of Service”.
Across the U.S. and Canada, thousands of college undergraduate and alumni members of Kappa Sigma participated in the event, volunteering their time for service projects and philanthropic fundraisers that benefit hundreds of non-profit organizations within their local communities. “We recognize the importance of community service not only because it betters the community at large, but molds us into better young men. The opportunity to serve our local food bank this past weekend and to help raise money for the K9 for warriors program is an experience where we saw tangible results, in the fact that we were able to distribute the food to those in need and help a wounded soldier have a companion dog. These experiences were quite moving and something our 60 members and participants will not soon forget,” said Collins.
“Our Theta Chapter of Kappa Sigma takes service quite seriously. It is one of the four pillars of our Fraternity, and we believe that service is a key part of building a better brotherhood and for the betterment of ourselves as the full student at TCU.”
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