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Fraternity's Clothing Drive Nets More Than a Ton for Charity

Lambda Chi Alpha Completes Year of Service on a High Note

May 13, 2014

Loading a pick-up truck with bags of clothing are Lambda Chi Alpha members, from the left, Leevi Stump, Justin Arehart, Tim Wiederhold, Eric Ortman, Tyler Ahle and Austin Anderson.

Loading a pick-up truck with bags of clothing are Lambda Chi Alpha members, from the left, Leevi Stump, Justin Arehart, Tim Wiederhold, Eric Ortman, Tyler Ahle and Austin Anderson.

Members of Wilmington College's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity ended a year of service projects with a record breaking clothing drive in Wilmington.

Last week, some 22 members of the organization collected 2,300 pounds of clothing donated by local residents and delivered to Street Lights Ministries of Wilmington, which will, in turn donate it to area homeless shelters.

After publicizing their intention to hold the annual spring drive, the fraternity traveled through Wilmington neighborhoods picking up bags of used clothing

Austin Anderson, a WC junior and drive organizer, expressed his appreciation to the community members that helped make the spring drive a success.

“We had a goal of collecting more than the 1,217 pounds we netted last year, and, thanks to the generosity of Wilmington residents, we crushed that goal,” he said.

“People in Wilmington have been extremely supportive of both our fall food drive and spring clothing and food pick-up. Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is happy to play a role in helping less fortunate members of our community.