UGA Phi Delta Theta chapter supports ALS cause with deck repair project

Classic City News Mar 30

On March 11, the Georgia Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity collaborated with the Live Like Lou Foundation for a deck repair project. This is part of the fraternity’s ongoing support for the foundation’s ALS initiatives.

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and also known as Lou Gehrig Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

The fraternity has a history of community service, and this project was necessary due to the unsafe condition of a front porch and ramp.

Owen Anderson, the fraternity’s philanthropy chair, highlighted the importance of community engagement in their ALS initiatives. The fraternity has expanded its ‘adopt-a-families’ program, enabling them to assist more individuals affected by ALS. Their activities range from kickball games, Christmas decoration setup, yard work, to deck repair.

The deck repair project was facilitated by a donation of building materials from Todd Lord of Harbin Lumber Company, Inc. and help from Mike Cain of Millstone Homes Inc. The fraternity members spent an evening replacing the ramp boards to ensure safety. This project reflects the fraternity’s commitment to community service and support for those affected by ALS.

The fraternity also organizes fundraising events for the Live Like Lou Foundation. They recently hosted a pickleball tournament and raised over $30,000 through their Iron Phi challenge, which was donated to ALS research.

Anderson expressed satisfaction with the fraternity’s philanthropic efforts and anticipates their future endeavors. The fraternity’s collaboration with the Live Like Lou Foundation and their dedication to community service demonstrate their support for those affected by ALS.