As of right now (1/13/10, 1 p.m. EST) there are estimates of hundreds of thousands of people who have died due to an earthquake in Haiti. People are in great need while many of us (fraternity/sorority members) sit in comfort.
There are about 750,000 collegiate fraternity and sorority members who have pledged to being active servants to others. There are millions of alumni.
What if 20% of the collegians texted “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10* to Red Cross relief efforts, or texted “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5* to Wyclef Jean’s foundation, Yele, which will support Haiti relief efforts as well?
$1,500,000 could be raised by collegiate Greeks today if only our “workhorses” responded.
It seems pretty easy. In fact it took 10 seconds.
*charge will show up on your phone bill.
I know there are others out there inspired by the level of impact Greeks can have on our world. Here are some examples.