Fraternity pledges participate in Solidarity Harvest, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported fraternity pledges from the University of Maine were among 400 volunteers taking part in this year’s Solidarity Harvest. Now through Monday, they will be loading trucks with Thanksgiving baskets and delivering them to 1,200 families around the state, according to the report. “We’ve been stacking turkeys; we’ve been putting potatoes in bags, carrying bread from cars, moving apple cider — you name it. It’s been great,” said Matt Ahearn, a pledge of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. For those helping out, it’s a chance to give back as well as give thanks, according to the report. “It definitely puts things in perspective for all of us. We’re fortunate to be at the university getting a great education, great school, and it’s very nice to give back especially around the holidays,” Ahearn said.