Clemson fraternity gives back to community during day of service
CLEMSON — The members of Clemson University’s Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity will spend Saturday contributing more than 400 hours to service projects in Anderson and Oconee counties.
Eighty volunteers will work on construction projects for the elderly, give food to the needy and landscape community outreach centers.
“Service is an integral part of the Clemson experience and is a way that Greek life sets itself apart,” said Mason Jackson, the BYX chapter president. “The amount of hours and dollars raised for charitable organizations is something worthy of praise.”
BYX is working with several service organizations, such Our Daily Bread in Seneca, the Westminster chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Anderson Interfaith Ministries.
The chapter also will work on various Rebuild Upstate construction projects to help make homes safer for elderly residents. Construction will include replacing wheelchair ramps and water heaters, as well as repairing porches and floors.
The projects have been broken into shifts, each with a specific starting and ending time:
Habitat for Humanity
7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Our Daily Bread
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pressure washing exterior
1 to 3 p.m.
Anderson Interfaith Ministries
Landscaping and cleanup
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Rebuild Upstate project 1
Handicap accessible ramp replacement
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rebuild Upstate project 2
Ramp and porch repair
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rebuild Upstate project 3
Ramp, flooring and water heater replacement
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.