Tech philanthropic group comes to Minden

Saturday, December 11, Phi Delta Theta Louisiana Epsilon Philanthropy hosted its first Phi Delta – Day of Service with a combined 137 volunteer hours.

“This project was initiated as a way for our group to get connected with multiple area nonprofits and to be able to meet the needs of the community within a short span of just a day, said Ethan Jeffus, Community Service Chair. “Although this is not the only community service event we participate in, it is our largest of the year.”

In November, the group initiated a campus-wide collection drive for the homeless at Louisiana Tech to benefit Hope Connections in Shreveport. 

“For our Day of Service, our first stop was at Hope Connections in Shreveport to tour the facility and gift the items we collected,” Jeffus said. “We then participated in a park clean-up at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge.”

Next stop was Minden, where the group was welcomed to town by Mayor Terry Gardner.

“We toured and volunteered to help organize local nonprofit thrift store Mercy’s Close,” Jeffus said. “This nonprofit has the mission of providing free clothing to those in the community and surrounding areas that need it.”

Final stop was back to Ruston to participate in the fourth annual Warming Elders Tootsies project. Phi Delta partnered with Lambda Sigma Chi to gift more than 150 new socks to nursing home residents of Alpine Guest Care. 

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