By Emily Viviani
October 2, 2008
The Sigma Chi brothers at the University of Richmond are using a portion of their funds to construct a home in Richmond for Jarneshia, the single mother of Jaden, a 7-year-old boy with Autism.
Sigma Chi brothers are encouraging students to join in the construction through a project that they collaboratively organized, "Hammer It Home."
Although Sigma Chi's national philanthropy is the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the brothers at Richmond decided to get involved with this project when they received an outside donation and wanted to put it toward something worthwhile, Philanthropy Chairman Chris Genualdi, a senior, said.
"Instead of putting the money toward lodge parties and booze we wanted to do something good," he said.