This time of the the year for many club members represents tacky sweater parties and Christmas socials but Luke Sorrell, senior biochemistry major from Coppell, has a greater vision for the men of Galaxy.
This Saturday, members of the social club will be teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a deserving Abilene family.
“For me specifically, community service and service is one of my passions and what I enjoy doing,” Sorrell said. “But I really want to see Galaxy more involved in the community.”
That desire for community involvement is shared by Galaxy President Hutton Brown, senior English major from Midland.
“Our motto is ‘In all things let us keep God first, others second and ourself last’ and we wanted to implement Gods purpose however we can,” Brown said. “As college students, we may not have money we can spend but we do have time we can spend.”
The day will be broken up into two different shifts, with one group working from 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m, then handing off their progress to a second round of workers from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Though this is the first year in recent years that Galaxy is partnering with Habitat for Humanity, Sorrell, along with many other Moonies, has high hopes for the tradition to endure.
“I approached Keith Carroll about it after he started [as Social Service Director] about doing more service projects and he really wanted to get that started and implemented too.” Sorrell said.
Although Sorrell believes that any form of service is beneficial, he said that there is a something special about working with the Habitat for Humanity organization.
“It makes more of an impact when you know the family. It’s going to be great for the community but it’s also going to be great for us as a club. It’s going to be great for us to get to bond through this.” Sorrell said.
“Luke [Sorrell] is our unofficial service project organizer,” Brown said. “What better way to spend a Saturday than with your brothers, out serving in the community.”