January 31, 2011 8:00 AM
Pikeville College students raised more than $1,300 and logged nearly 60 volunteer hours for four local charities during the college’s first-ever Greek Week.
Pikeville College introduced fraternities and sororities to the campus last spring to promote leadership and service on campus and in the community.
Gamma Sigma Chi fraternity volunteered six hours at Appalachian Hospice Care and presented Shriners Hospitals for Children with a check for $440. Delta Alpha Lambda fraternity worked 20 hours of volunteer services and donated $320 to the March of Dimes.
Delta Delta Nu sorority volunteered 32 hours at Pike County Animal Shelter and donated more than $400 in cash and supplies. While volunteering, sorority members walked adoptable dogs, fed the animals and cleaned cages. Members donated towels, cat litter, bleach, toys and more than 40 bags of cat and dog food.
“Animals may not be able to say ‘thank you’ but the wagging of a tail or hearing a little purr after helping them makes all the difference,” said Taylor Mullins, Delta Delta Nu president.
Zeta Omega Chi sorority donated $170 to WestCare homeless shelter after raising money during a bake sale. Students toured the facility, spoke with staff about the services provided at the shelter, and plan on volunteering during the spring semester.
Other Greek Week activities included a scavenger hunt, Olympics and Greek sing.