Beta Omicron chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity members Lane Luckie, Cody Bourque, and Jake Horaist participated in Push America’s Give-A-Push weekends on April 13-15, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. They drove 10-hours to help enABLE, a non-profit organization that provides services to those with disabilities. Representatives from four Pi Kapp chapters across the region worked together to construct a canopy over an accessible ramp, as well as paint the interior walls of the facility.
The participants were split up to work on the separate projects. After completing work, the Pi Kapps were treated to a barbecue dinner and a hosted a “friendship visit,” an opportunity for the Pi Kapp volunteers to interact with those who will benefit from the project.
Horaist stressed the importance of understanding that having a disability only means sometimes taking a different route to accomplish the same goal. “You just have to remember to be yourself. It’s definitely an experience I’ll never forget,” said Horaist.
Push America also presented the enABLE organization with a $5,000 grant prior to the dance. Beta Omicron chapter is encouraging other members to participate in these events in the coming semesters.
For more information about Give-A-Push Weekends or any of the other programs Push America offers, visit www.pushamerica.org.