November 15, 2016

The griddle was hot, the pancakes were aplenty and there were toppings galore! It was all part of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) fundraiser in early November.

Each year, the honor society satisfies sugar cravings to help a good cause. This year, the group chose Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that transports America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

Earlier in the year, members were inspired to center their attention on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. They found those ideals lined up best with Honor Flight’s mission.

“There are more than 21,000 veterans still on the Honor Flight wait list,” said Phi Theta Kappa advisor Kevin Dixon. “The students thought this would be a worthwhile cause, especially since Veterans Day is in November.”

PTK students initially raised 115 dollars. However, an anonymous campus colleague matched the fundraiser’s total earnings by double, resulting in 230 dollars. “We cannot say ‘thank you’ enough to ECC students, staff and faculty,” said Dixon. “We sincerely appreciate your generosity.”

For students who missed their chance at a hot breakfast, there are more opportunities for tasty treats in the near future. PTK is hoping to host an additional event before the end of the semester.





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