Bearkat Attack an organized success

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At least 220 students, including more than 37 campus organizations joined together on April 13 for Bearkat Attack.The project, which was organized by the community service organization Rotaract, helped to complete 13 community service projects, including yard work, painting, building wheel chair ramps, repairing a roof and cleaning up Oakwood cemetery.The projects were funded by donations from local businesses and organizations. Brandon Lowery, the public relations officer for Rotaract said the Student Government Association donated $930 for supplies necessary for the various projects.”We would like to thank the SGA for such a generous donation,” Lowery said.Rotaract began the project at 7:30 a.m. at the West Hill Mall, where organization members signed up and were put into groups. Site leaders were assigned and afree breakfast was served. Lowery said Rotaract tried to keep all organizations together.”We tried to keep an equal number of men and women in each group and access which projects might require more manual labor,” he said.Houston engineer Lewis Frey and Kameron Chaney, a professional architect, explored the various projects to ensure students knew what to do.Rotaract has been given praise by some of the Bearkat Attack volunteers, including senior Sarah Hargrave, pledge class vice president of Phi Chi Theta.”Rotaract was very organized, and they executed it well,” she said. “For such a small organization, they really knew what they were doing and made a great impact. I want to join Rotaract next year because they did so awesome.”Lowery said this year’s Bearkat Attack was organized and successful.”We had such a great turn out,” he said. “We would like to thank all of the volunteers, and we hope to see them next year.”Rotaract would also like to thank Dr. Jamie Hebert, head of the math department for his help and advisement with the project.