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UF AZ National Service Project

UF AZ National Service Project

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Author: Alpha Zeta/Friday, December 31, 2010/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

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The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta hosted this National Service Project for 30 brothers who came from Florida and across the country. The project was four days (December 18th through the 21st) that started with a tour of the local farm worker community. Over the next few days, members gleaned 2,000lbs of oranges that were donated to local food banks and shelters. Alpha Zeta brothers also met with many leaders in charge of food banks and shelters and learned the prevalence of poverty worldwide and locally. Many AZ members never realized how many people were homeless or disadvantaged in their own community, and it made many members more aware of how fortunate they are to be able to help others with this project. Many chapters participated in this activity in order to make an impact in their own lives and those of the less fortunate. With the help of several chapters across the country, the project was successful in feeding multiple families in the Orlando area. This project took about a year and a half to plan by a small committee headed by our National Service Project Chair, Rikki Schwarz. Rikki and her committee thought of the idea then planned housing, transportation, food, gleaning projects, communicated on a regular basis with nationals, found food banks to help, and homeless shelters to work with. The project was well organized and very successful in impacting the local needy community and the lives of AZ members.

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