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Lycoming College students from the Greek organizations of Alpha Rho Omega, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Beta Phi Gamma, Phi Kappa Psi and Tau Kappa Epsilon participated in the first 9-11 Day of Service event sponsored by the College's Community Service Center.
Students worked with several groups in the area including the Salvation Army, American Rescue Workers and Campbell Street Community Center. Projects included sorting donations, helping to clean and organize a thrift store and taking inventory.
"One of the best ways that we can honor those who lost their lives in an act of violence is to counter violence with acts of love and service," says the Rev. Jeff LeCrone, director of the Community Service Center. "Saturday's date was chosen specifically to provide an opportunity to do that on the anniversary of 9-11."
"The best type of the community service does not come from the wallet, but from the heart,"
said Anthony L. Pilla, Tau Kappa Epsilon service chair.
Lycoming's Community Service Center serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff and community organizations in the greater Williamsport area. The center provides an environment for student learning through service and reflection. Students are challenged to fulfill their civic responsibility and explore who they are in relationship to their peers and those in need.