12 Sep, 2017

AEPi at Indiana Fights Hunger After Harvey

12 Sep, 2017

Together with Indiana University Hillel, AEPi Beta Iota chapter (Indiana University) helped package more than 6,000 meals in only 90 minutes on Monday night, Sept. 11.

The boxed meals will be sent to victims of Hurricane Harvey as part of the Million Meal Movement, a meal packing nonprofit that empowers volunteers to make a difference through hands-on, high-energy meal-packing events.

“We specifically did it tonight [September 11], because even though September 11, 2001 showed the worst of humanity, we could show the best of what so many people want to do today,” said IU Hillel Rabbi Sue Silberberg. “AEPi had at least 50 brothers who came if not more. It was really great.”

“When we see something like this, our chapter immediately gets involved to help,” remarked Chapter Master Sam Perlen (2019). “It was a great way to give back to the community.”

AEPi chapters give back every year — raising thousands of dollars for our Official Philanthropy Program (OPP). To aid in relief efforts, the AEPi Foundation also created the Benevolent Brothers Fund to assist our undergraduate and alumni brothers in their greatest time of need.