Total Raised: $25,588
COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH A PATRIOTIC MESSAGE AND MISSION.
According to Military Times.com, the VA estimates that there are around 42,000 veterans who are paralyzed or who have had one or more legs amputated. Many of them are the same age as the young men in our chapter. This has REALLY hit home with us. Those of us here in our fraternity at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina would like to show our support and gratitude to the men and women of the armed forces who keep us safe.
We hope to radically change their lives as they have protected ours. As a chapter, we have deiced to band together and raise the funds to purchase track chairs, for wounded veterans, through the Independence Fund. The Independence Fund partners with veterans around the country to provide support in various forms. One of the most recognized is the track chair. We have also partnered with Heal Team 6 a 501(c)(3) organization with the knowledge and resources that allows us to implement our desire and drive to assist wounded veterans.
Track Chairs are built for the active veteran. These amazing chairs allows our veterans to live an active lifestyle. They can go just about anywhere. They can fish, hunt, go camping or simply enjoy the outdoors in all weather conditions.
The Zeta Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order was established a little under three years ago. The chapter continues to recruit and develop young men on High Point University’s campus.
As a chapter of KA, Zeta Phi continues to teach chivalry, life skills, professionalism, and the importance of service to others…All while providing a fun, eventful, and holistic college experience. It helps smart men to become better students and beyond that better members of their community, better at what they do, and more successful post graduation.
Beyond that the men of this small local chapter of KA have taken it upon them to give back to a great group of people. There are so many veterans out there that are the same age as the young men in our chapter. And that has REALLY hit home with us. While we are here at High Point NC they are overseas fighting for our freedom, protection, and rights. We hope to radically change their lives as they have protected ours.
Our chapter has joined hands with the Independence Fund, a group that supports veterans through the supply of track chairs and other mobility solutions. Together we are helping veterans achieve the freedom and independence that they do not only deserve but that they have fought to protect. Please join us in our mission to help our service men and women.
The Independence Fund’s mission is to support out injured and wounded veterans with the tools to achieve their independence and freedoms they have fought so hard to preserve.
Our mobility program allows disabled veterans the change to get back outside through a variety of devices including all terrain wheelchairs as well as adaptive bicycles. Many veterans that have been traumatically wounded are unable to enjoy the outdoors as they once had. Our all terrain wheelchairs are no match for sand, snow, gravel, and water!
The cost of one all terrain wheelchair is $16,000.
We wish the government could provide our Veterans with the rehabilitation equipment they really need – but that is not the reality. The Independence Fund, with your help, buys equipment which will provide Veterans with the utmost Independence – whatever it take to help our brace men and women come back to a normal and independent life.
Patrick J. Glavey
P.J. Glavey was born 24 March, 1984, in Riverdale, Georgia. He has on e
younger brother, Mark, and currently resides with his daughter (Grace) ,
and spouse (Brynn), outside Denver, CO.
P.J. attended The Walker School (’02) in Marietta, Georgia, where he held
numerous leadership positions and played on the school’s soccer,
baseball, wrestling and cross-country teams. He then attended the
University of Denver, receiving a BSBA in Finance/Economics with minors
in English and International Studies. He was a PINS Research Grant
Recipient and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Following college, P.J. attended the Marine Corps’ Officer Candidate’s
School in Quantico, Virginia. After completing selection, he attended The
Basic School and was selected for Infantry Officer’s Course. He serve d
with 2d Bn, 1st Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, California until 2010 when
he was injured while on deployment in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss
of both his legs above the knee.
Following his injury, P.J. spent a year completing rehabilitation at the
Naval Medical Center, San Diego and enrolled in a Master’s Program for
Accountancy at Stetson University.
He currently resides with his family in northern Colorado, running a
small-business management company and operating a growing tree nursery.