How did you spend your weekend? The fraternity and sorority community at the University of Alabama spent their time pulling together after the tragic storms that moved through the southeast last Wednesday, leaving a wide path of destruction and devastation, leaving over 350 dead, thousands injured, and hundreds still unaccounted for this morning.
Yesterday, while many of us went about our normal Sunday routine, our brothers and sisters in Alabama prepared, packed, and served over 8,000 hot meals for the people of Tuscaloosa. These young men and women are responsible for 1/4 of the hot meals served in the city in the days since the storm.
In addition to the meals served, they've mobilized their community for donations and volunteers - utilizing Twitter (@UA_Greek_Relief) and Facebook (UA Greek Relief). They are cooking meals on grills in the back of fraternity houses, and sorting donations in their dining rooms. To catch a glimpse of these men and women in action, check out this piece from NBC Nightly News.
This is what fraternity and sorority is all about. We do have the ability to create change in our world, especially when we come together as the men and women at Alabama have in the past few days. Even in the face of their own loss (two Panhellenic women lost their lives in the storm), they are making life a little easier for the people of Tuscaloosa.
Take a look at their website, and consider supporting their effort today. And consider this... imagine the good our Fraternity and Sorority communities have the ability to accomplish, not just when there is tragedy, but 365 days a year. What reality of Greek Life are you creating?