Posted on Monday, September 11, 2000
Cardboard boxes will provide shelter for several Westminster College students during the "Quad-a-Thon" Friday, Sept. 15.
Sponsored by the Westminster College chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national coed service fraternity, "Quad-a-Thon" is an annual project dedicated to raise awareness for the homeless.
"We will be collecting spare change outside of the dining hall and in the student union building all week, and signing up anyone would like to join us Friday night as we sleep out in the Quad," said Christian Reifsteck, vice president of Alpha Phi Omega. (Reifstech, an English major from Altoona, is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Michael Reifsteck.) "The money will be donated toward the charity of our speaker, Sister Claire Marie from Prince of Peace, who will be addressing our fraternity and anyone interested in attending the Chapel service Friday at 8 p.m."
Westminster's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is one of over 600 chapters across the country. This fraternity requires a minimum of 12 hours of service each term. Other annual activities include ushering, car washes, Boy Scout activities, and Shenango Home programs.
For more information, contact Reisteck at (724) 946-6760.