We, as a Fraternity, thank the men and women of our Armed Forces who serve and have served this great Nation. In recognition of their sacrifice and the hardships experienced by them, their families and loved ones, Delta Gamma is introducing an opportunity to give back to those who give us so much.
The Delta Gamma Council and Board of Trustees announce, and whole heartedly support, the new “Service for Sight: Joining Forces” Program. Developed by the Delta Gamma Fraternity and Foundation team, this compelling program is intended to unite our membership as we further enhance our existing Service for Sight philanthropy.
The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration have teamed up to improve eye injury clinical care, vision research, and life changing benefits for our service members. Between 13-20% of warriors who are wounded experience eye trauma or vision impairment as a result of concussive events caused by IED blasts or direct injury to the eye. Delta Gamma will be partnering with the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, and other non-profits that work to aid blind or visually impaired service members to offer philanthropic aid through our existing grant program, as well as opportunities for our members to volunteer and give of their time.
Our hope is that our collegiate and alumnae members will embrace this new program as part of our commitment to aiding blind or visually impaired individuals. The wars will be ending, but consequences of the injuries to our warriors will be with them and us for decades. Let’s not forget our warriors after they come home. Information about how YOU can help is forthcoming. This is an exciting opportunity to make Delta Gamma history. Let’s do our part. Let’s “Do Good.”