Members of Alpha Chi Omega at William Woods University celebrated Hera Day Saturday with a day of community service at CARDV (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence) and Garrett Animal Shelter.
Hera, guardian of women, is the patron goddess of the sorority. On March 1 of each year, in honor of Hera, Alpha Chi Omegas nationwide dedicate themselves to aid the happiness and well-being of others.
Members recognize the fraternity’s commitment to helping others by conducting service projects, which usually include volunteering and fundraising for domestic violence shelters in local communities. Domestic violence awareness is Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy.
“We had groups walking dogs and another group at CARDV helping out,” said Jordan McNamara, chapter vice president, ritual and fraternity appreciation. “It was a lot of fun and it gave us a sense of satisfaction to be able to provide assistance.”