Updated: Apr 13, 2018
One Community was invited to a recent luncheon of the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. The gathering was held at The Guest House with chapters from Columbia City, Fort Wayne, and Fremont in attendance. Each time these ladies gather, they focus on an area of need they want to use as their service project. This year Nu Theta, the chapter in Columbia City, reached out to One Community as their organization of choice. After the meal was served, Lori Starkey was invited to share information about the South Whitley based nonprofit and the variety of areas they serve. Upon the completion of the presentation, the sorority presented her with a check for $400 to be used as decided upon by the One Community board. In addition, the sorority sisters shopped for and donated a large variety of supplies to be used for the various programs as well.
"I was speechless with the generosity of this wonderful group of ladies. I was told they would provide us with some donated items, but when I saw the number of supplies they had purchased, I was shocked. Then, they presented me with the cash donation. They went above and beyond. Our organization is so grateful to be chosen this year and for the kindness of all those who made this possible," stated Starkey.
The sorority consists of ladies of all ages. It is not a college-based sorority. They exist because of their level of caring, friendship and dedication to serving communities. The local chapter, Nu Theta, is always looking for new members. Some of the projects they have supported include: Every Kid's Dreamland, Literacy Council, Camp Whitley, and the Senior Center, just to name a few. The monthly meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month and are held at the Blue River Apartments in CC at 6:30pm.
Call Carol Hursey at 260-249-0795 for more information on how you can be a part of this service organization and help to make a difference.