During High Point University’s 13th annual Veterans Day Celebration, which welcomed their largest crowd of more than 2,000 veterans and their families, the Zeta Phi Chapter presented two wounded veterans with all-terrain track chairs. The chapter raised more than $40,000 for The Independence Fund to sponsor the purchase, transport, and outfit of the chairs.
One track chair was presented to U.S. Army veteran Derick Coble, a native of North Carolina. The other chair was given to the Veteran’s View Intake Center in Mocksville, North Carolina.
In 2016, the Zeta Phi Chapter partnered with The Independence Fund and began a student-led initiative aimed at raising money to provide Track Chairs for wounded veterans, and has given away eight track chairs to date. Additionally, the initiative spread to other chapters with members of the chapter sharing best practices and providing support. Across the Order, more than $1.2 million has been raised and donated to provide track chairs and support The Independence Fund’s programs that help veterans overcome the physical and psychological wounds of war.