Students, alumni brave rain to give back to camp for disabled


CLEMSON, SC (WSPA) – A number of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members from Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina are spending their spring break in the Upstate giving back to the community.

The fraternity’s philanthropy mission is helping the disabled whether that is improving facilities for them to attend or earning grant money to help in their schooling.

“We do as much work as we can for people with disabilities. We give ability to the disabled. Obviously camps like this are great opportunities for people with disabilities to live to their full potential,” said Bradley Wasserman, a sophomore at Appalachian State.

Members of the fraternity have been coming to the Clemson Outdoor Lab to complete projects since 1990.

 “I can’t stand a single place in camp and not see something that somebody that came before them built,” said Norman McGee, the academic program advisor for the camp.

This year a few former volunteers came back to join in the fun.

“About 20 years ago when I was in college, I came here in the summer to volunteer as a counselor and I love this place and want to continue giving back to it,” said Clay White who graduated from University of Montevallo in Alabama.

The group will complete a number of projects by Thursday including landscaping, repainting, new concrete pathways and the construction of a mobile wooden unit.  The fraternity provides the money for materials and the camp provides the local contractors to oversee the projects.

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