Belmont Greeks Paying It Forward - 04/11/14

  Friday, a new Twitter follower got my attention and put a smile on my face.  The follow was from @askPhiTau.  They've got a Facebook page too.  It's facebook.com/askphitau.  They're a group of students at Belmont University here in Nashville who are essentially saying we want to help make this a better community. 
  The message is simple, if you need a ride, post and we'll try to help; moving out of your dorm room and need an extra pair of hands, let us know.  There's even a mention of help to locate a tutor.  It's a far cry from the stereotypical fraternity mantra. 
  It appears to be a new effort.  Check out their short video on YouTube.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ut-TA96r4&feature=youtu.be  I hope this post lets a few more people know these guys are out there.  Here's hoping this brand of paying it forward is contagious.

 

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