Greek life raises thousands for Salvation Army

By Olivia Carbone, The Penn

For the 14th year in a row, fraternities and sororities from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have worked together to raise money for the Salvation Army.  

This year, the Greek community raised $4,290.90 by standing in front of local stores such a Bi-Lo in order to gain community support. During the course of more than a decade, the Greek community has raised a total of $40,726.50 for the local Salvation Army.  

“We all really enjoyed taking an hour of our time to come together and raise money for such a good cause,” Alexis Smith, (junior, pre med) said.  

“I think it’s great that the Greek community reaches out and helps,” Meghan McCreary (senior, nutrition and dietetics) said.  

“Seeing all of the Greek community come together and raise money for such an amazing cause makes me realize how lucky we are to be a part of such a great group of men and women,” Abby Jett (junior, child development and family relations) said. 

The Salvation Army helps many people who are in struggling situations worldwide. The sororities and fraternities at IUP are proud to serve this cause for the past 14 years and for the years to come.

IUP President Michael Driscoll introduced the Greek community members in attendance at a breakfast. These students included Matt Van Etten (finance and economics), Lexie Pollock (political science), Na’eem Allen-Stills (exercise science), Dara Thomas (criminology) and Betsy Sarneso, assistant director of fraternity and sorority life and student engagement at IUP.