While many people were sleeping in and enjoying the warmth of their homes on Monday, January 20th, many volunteers were gathering at the mall at 8 am for Hands-On K-State’s Martin Luther King Jr. day of service. Hands-On K-State is an affiliate of the Hands-On Network and a program of K-State’s school of leadership.
Phi Delta Theta had 30 volunteers, the largest group of the day. The men of Phi Delta Theta walked through mobile home parks in their local community spreading the word about fire safety through pamphlets provided by the Red Cross. Fire death rates for mobile homes are twice those in other dwelling types.
Overall, Kansas Gamma donated 120 hours of labor to the American Red Cross and their efforts to prevent house fires in the Manhattan community. After a morning’s work, the volunteer coordinator at the Red Cross said that, “If only a couple of people read those safety tips and one fire was prevented, then our efforts were more than worth it.”