Lycoming College students organize concert for flood relief efforts

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Lycoming College, in cooperation with the Phi Mu Delta fraternity at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, will host "Hip-Hop Helps: A Concert for Flood Relief" on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. at Synergy Nightclub, 416 W. 3rd Street, Williamsport.

The event is open to anyone age 18 or older, entry is $5 from 8-11 p.m. and $7 after 11 p.m., and proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Lycoming County United Way's flood relief efforts.

"Greek organizations have always stood for service within the community," explains Lambda Chi Alpha president and Lycoming senior Myles Biggs. "After the flooding last month, we saw an opportunity to use our resources to help the community that has given so much to our college experience."

The concert will feature hip-hop acts from Lycoming College as well as the Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton areas. Each artist is volunteering their time to ensure that all proceeds go toward the flood relief.

"The September floods have created havoc in the lives of both donors to the United Way and those who receive our services," says Scott N. Lowery, Lycoming County United Way executive director. "We are grateful for the interest shown by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity to reach out and help those affected by the flood."

Contributions received by the Lycoming County United Way are allocated to 43 human service programs operating in Lycoming County. To make a donation, contact the Lycoming County United Way office at 1 W. Third St., Suite 208, Williamsport, Pa., call 570-323-9448 or visit lcuw.org.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.