Last weekend, a group of students spent their weekend clearing snow for a man who recently lost his ability to walk. In Massachusetts, 17 college students from five New England chapters of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, came together on February 20 to shovel the driveway and backyard for 63-year-old Peter Monchamp, who is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Clearing out the snow, though, is just one part of the students' initiative. With the help of ALS Foundation and Amp Ramp, the team also installed a handicap ramp for Monchamp. "Community service is a fantastic way to not only keep in touch with our brothers but also helping other people that are really in need during corona,” said Dennis Wei, a junior at Northeastern University. Nationally, the fraternity has come under scrutiny in recent years with a number of violations and suspensions, and members are trying to change the culture with these service opportunities.

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