Current Volunteer Activities: Hotdogs for the Homeless, RA for George Street Apartments, founding member of Phi Gamma Delta.
What is Phi Gamma Delta? We are a new fraternity at the College. Our fraternity is largely service-based and we saw that there is a need for a fraternity more involved with the community.
What is the most important thing you want people to know about your volunteer work? I want people to know, most importantly, that it's not just about me, there are other organizations and people out there that do great things and deserve to be recognized.
For Hotdogs for the Homeless, how do you get your funding to buy food? We buy large amounts of hotdogs, buns, soda, and little cookies very cheap from Piggly Wiggly every week. It costs us about $80 a meal that we get through mostly donations, but most all of us have thrown in money out of our own pocket to get the people fed as well.
Does working in that part of town ever make you fearful? There's been once or twice that we get a little nervous with the situation. When the drug runners come around of course we get a little nervous. But, I never feel like anyone's going to steal my wallet. We help them, they protect us.
How to you view the act of volunteering? I actually get really mad when people are required to volunteer, it shouldn't be a requirement it should be something you seek out for yourself, to better yourself and because you want to do it. Volunteering is fun because you can volunteer as much as you want, there’s always need.
What are your plans after graduation? I would like to go into the Peace Corps, and eventually attend graduate school.