As a kickoff to homecoming week at the University of Illinois, the Student Alumni Ambassadors organize a massive, campus wide service project called iHelp. This event, which had close to 2000 participants, is a way for the members of the UIUC campus to give back to the community and form a closer bond. This is the first year that the Alpha Zeta Morrow Chapter participated and we had a great turn out. 9 brothers volunteered for this event and our project was to help construct a high tunnel and winterize the plots at the Student Sustainable Farm.
For the high tunnel project we helped put up one of the end pieces, which was more difficult than it seemed. The tarp only had about a foot of extra space from side to side so it needed to be placed perfectly and the wind was not helping. After a little bit of finesse and a lot of pulling, the tarp was secured and that project was complete. While some brothers worked on the high tunnel others worked on winterizing the plots. With this project they removed posts, strings, and dripper hoses. This event was not only a way for us to give back to the community but also a way for brothers to get to know one another.