Gamma Sigma, Eastern Michigan University
About Gamma Sigma Chapter
Gamma Sigma was founded on April 30, 1955 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. We've been around 64 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 6. We currently have a total of 34 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.34! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 742 service hours and $6459.16!
One of the Gamma Sigma Chapter's (Eastern Michigan University) favorite community service events is the one the chapter does with C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc., an organization based in Detroit that provides free straw, food, toys, heated igloos, resources, love and owner education for the animals and pet owners in the Detroit area. Their mission is to make sure all of these animals are properly cared for so they can decrease the number of homeless and neglected animals.
"C.H.A.I.N.E.D. is an organization who makes an impact on the community every day," said Sarah O'Leary, LAMP Editor. "While volunteering, we worked with the C.H.A.I.N.E.D volunteers going house to house checking on animals who might be neglected and living as 'outside dogs' -- giving the owners dog food and putting fresh straw in dog houses so the animals stayed warm during the winter.
"The part of the city we were working in was in an underserved section of town with predominantly Latino residents who did not speak English. We were thanked for our work over and over again, which was truly gratifying to know that the work we were doing was changing the lives of not only these animals, but those of the owners who cannot always afford to buy the essential resources needed to take care of these animals.
"Some houses we visited were not always so grateful and one of the groups had a dog surrendered to them. Reflecting on this experience as a chapter, we saw not only how this experience impacted us, but how much C.H.A.I.N.E.D impacts the community and helps to improve the lives of hundreds of dogs. This is definitely one organization that we hope to work with again in the future."