The Ohio Theta chapter of SigEp holds an annual service trip that takes brothers south to help out communities who rely on strong willed individuals who can donate their time and energy to others. The annual service trip is an exciting tradition that brings brothers together and provides opportunities for growth and betterment of both brothers and the communities they help.
This year twenty brothers went down to Tallahassee, Florida to work with the Fuller Center. The Fuller Center is a charity that builds and repairs houses in partnership with families in need. Homeowners work with volunteers and then repay the costs of materials on terms they can afford, with no interest charged or profit made. This is charity with dignity that creates decent homes and revitalizes communities. Eight of the brothers put a new roof on an elderly woman’s house and then later joined the rest of the group working to repair lattice work around trailers. The trailer park that the brothers worked in provides housing for single mothers that are working to get back on their feet.
The ability to give back to those that are less fortunate is an unparalleled experience. Giving others who don’t have the means available to get this work completed by a private contractor puts the Ohio Theta brothers lives in perspective and promotes the ability to truly give back. On the service trip brothers also visited three other SigEp chapters at Georgia, Florida State, and Georgia Tech. These visits are important in sharing Ohio Theta’s story and hearing other chapters stories as well.