Orlando's JDRF Walk

The brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi Lambda Chapter recently volunteered and helped out in a JDRF walk-a-thon on March 5th, 2011 in Orlando. The walk started at 8:30 am, and volunteers were told to get to the location at around 7:30 am. However the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi took initiative and arrived at 7:00 am, with a few brothers from Delta Epsilon Psi Rho Colony, in order to help set up. The overall experience was exciting, especially when meeting everyone. There were many teams who were walking. One team in particular got the crowd pumped up before the walk. The members of the team were dressed up as storm troopers from Star Wars. There was one incident where a sign fell over and a few walkers went straight to the finish line instead of taking the correct path.

One of the directors asked some of the brothers and a few of the storm troopers to go out and meet up with one of the volunteer officers to direct the traffic to go along the correct path. While directing traffic, the brothers would cheer the walkers and push them to make the last push towards the finish line. While the storm troopers would shout lines from Star Wars such as “May the Force be with you.” When the brothers were not directing traffic or doing registration, they were handing out flyers with schedules and a map and greeting all of the walkers while they were coming in. Although it was early, the brothers were more than willing to help out in any way possible with a positive aspect. They were outgoing, and reached out to everyone including other volunteers and officers. The brothers were always ready to help out when ever they asked. Most of the time they would split the brothers into groups to do multiple jobs at once in order to get more done in a shorter amount of time. After the walk was over, the brothers helped clean up and talked to many officers about future events. As one of the brothers who had the privilege to have a part in this JDRF walk, I believe that events such as these should not be considered as “work” but instead as influential.

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Lambda Chapter