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Snow Angels Among Us

Students from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity shoveled snow for almost a dozen senior citizens in surrounding neighborhoods during recent winter storms, as part of the University’s Snow Angels program.

Fifteen members of the fraternity cleaned walkways, sidewalks and driveways of ten homes in Hempstead and Uniondale, said Anita Ellis, director of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, who created the program in 2011 as a service to seniors and disabled residents in the community.

“The guys were just here and they did a great job,” wrote one grateful resident in a letter to Ellis.  “They even shoveled my 95-year-old neighbor’s walk.  I’ve had two knee replacements and have a bad back so I’m not supposed to shovel.  Many thanks to the guys.”

From another:  “Five personable and hard working young men have just left my home after completing the task of shoveling both here and across the street…Quite remarkable. Thank you again for coordinating this valuable service.”

Students interested in joining the effort can sign up by emailing Anita Ellis at

Featured image:  Students Justin Rezin, Matt Benemerito, Anthony Falco, Alex Gauthier, and Zachary Grasso of Phi Delta Theta. 


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