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Sorority Repairs Local Homes
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2012 – High Point University’s chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha donated two days of their time on Sept. 22 and 23 to make home repairs for three High Point community members during the “Zeta in the House” event.
This is the first time the sorority has hosted this two-day event during which 150 ZTA members painted, re-hung gutters, gardened and replaced doors for elderly homeowners. Three houses – located at 1206 Crawford Ave., 1205 Hamilton St. and 1040 Montlieu Ave. – were chosen through an application process and the homeowners were overjoyed. Now that the work on the three houses has been completed, the sorority hopes to contribute furniture for the homeowners as well. After having such a positive outcome, the group hopes to do even more to help next year.
Their project is part of the 30,000 hours of service HPU students contribute annually.
“This weekend marked a big step for our chapter,” says Paige Risner, service chair for Zeta Tau Alpha. “We did something big that we have never done before and the success and excitement for this project was overwhelming. We cannot thank the homeowners enough for trusting us and opening up their homes for this work. The joy and kindness they shared with us provided a welcoming environment for our chapter to be able to give back. We would also like to thank High Point University and the community for supporting our efforts and helping us strive to make a visible impact in the city of High Point.”
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