Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Donates to CPH Foundation's COVID-19 Fund
The Beta Zeta chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at St. Lawrence University wanted to make a difference in the North Country during the pandemic and found a way to do so through the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation.
The chapter recently donated a generous gift of $1,446 to the Foundation to support the Hospital’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
According to the Foundation's press release, Beta Theta Pi President Ben Quinlan '22 reached out to the CPH Foundation to ask if there was any way his fraternity could help Canton-Potsdam Hospital with its COVID-19 Response. With the academic year cut short, the brotherhood wanted to find a way to continue their community service in the North Country even after they left campus. The chapter was provided information about the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, and the fraternity felt this was the perfect cause in which for them to get involved.
Monies from the Fund are used for providing telemedicine tools to deliver care that ensures safety for patients and providers; to purchase personal protective equipment to support Hospital staff; rent essential equipment, such as ventilators; and to address other COVID-19 related issues as they arise.
The story was also featured in the Watertown Daily Times.