Apr 7, 2014
By Erica Molfetto
Ohio University's Beta Theta Pi Fraternity recently hosted its first philanthropy event since their return to campus in early 2012 and raised more than $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The March 28 banquet in Walter Hall featured a keynote address from Joe Sutton, a distinguished alumni and an advocate for veterans.
The Wounded Warriors Project is an organization that offers a variety of programs and services for the veterans who served in the events of 9/11/2001.
Their mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors of the United States Armed Forces. It also raises awareness and enlists the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, helps severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and provides unique programs and services to meet their needs.
"The banquet was a huge success," said Master of Ceremonies Samuel Covert. "To the surprise of the whole room, we had two special guests in the audience named Cindy and Shane Parsons."
He said Cindy and Shane Parsons shared a captivating story about how the Wounded Warrior Project stepped in to aid them after Shane was severely injured during battle.
"That's when the Wounded Warrior Project stepped in," Covert said. "They helped Shane by paying not only for his needed medical care, but helping him mentally. Additionally, they were able to help him get a job as a football coach in his home town of Fostoria, Ohio."
For more information about philanthropic events and involvement, visit Beta Theta Pi's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BetaThetaPiOhioUniversity.